Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of having and operating a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can tell you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc..
So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What kinds of things should you think on with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency compared to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Think about your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time still, smaller efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-307-9572.