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

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being cold all the time.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you figure out it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What that means is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. One way to think about it is by relating your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a somewhat clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in picking a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 862-345-6896.

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