Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of owning and operating a furnace is knowing 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 inform you what kind of productivity you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency than with a new furnace every 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 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 offered some insight into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, lower efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 602-832-7808.