Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of possessing and using a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can tell you what kind of effectiveness you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at County Line Mechanical LLC.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate 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 reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
- Think about your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.
Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time though, decreased efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when choosing 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 present furnace, give our experts at County Line Mechanical LLC a call at 717-216-0846.