Curious temperature changes and the expectation of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s vital to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather swing. Part of owning and operating a furnace is being familiar with 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 disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can look for 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 experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing.
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 smaller its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency than with a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
- Think about your AFUE percentage in relation 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.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some perception into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, lower efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our specialists at Brandon Heating and Plumbing a call at 204-728-0180.