Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Middle Georgia

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of winter. With the random 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 know and can tell you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia.

So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What sorts of things should you consider 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.
  • Consider your AFUE percentage in relation 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 possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the importance 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 significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook 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.

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