Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s crucial to double check that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is knowing the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to know 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 verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Consider 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 spent to heat your home.
Considering the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some understanding into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time though, decreased efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-268-5164.