Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of having and using 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 recognize and can inform you what kind of productivity you can anticipate from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our professionals at Miller Climate Control LLC.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What kinds of things should you take into account with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace each 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 use heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time still, smaller efficiency levels can radically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. 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 finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at Miller Climate Control LLC a call at 512-937-2001.