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

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being cold constantly.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little 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 noted by a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you learn 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 available today. What it means for you is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy way to think about it is by connecting your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 spent on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service team member can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a somewhat clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in picking a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a closer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 713-364-9957.

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