Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Hamilton12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is recognized as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you determine it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces available today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. One way to think about it is by connecting your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 spent on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service tech can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a somewhat clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in choosing a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a clearer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment with us online.