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

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with 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 completed when the weather finally turns to being cold constantly.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that lets you know about the 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 team member 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 created today. What that means is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple 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 technician can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a relatively clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in choosing a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 256-270-1196.

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