Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of owning and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and preparing for when it might call for 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 expect from your system. If you are unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our specialists at Premium Air Services LLC.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you use heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.
Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into choosing a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. 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 uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our specialists at Premium Air Services LLC a call at 713-364-9957.