Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is set for any weather swing. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can tell you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system. If you are unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia.
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 littler its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency than with a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Think about your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some understanding 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 still, lower efficiency levels can drastically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t disregard 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 existing furnace, give our experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia a call at 478-200-5689.