Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s crucial to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is prepared for any weather swing. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to recognize and can tell you what kind of effectiveness you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at GV Heating & Air.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What sorts of things should you think on with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency compared to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage with regard 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 likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time still, lower efficiency levels can radically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our specialists at GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000.