Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Reinholds

Curious temperature changes and the hope of 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 make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of possessing and operating 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 an important measurement to know 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 experts at County Line Mechanical 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 reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider 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 being used to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the significance 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 though, decreased efficiency levels can drastically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at County Line Mechanical LLC a call at 717-216-0846.

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