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

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 make sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally turns to being cold consistently.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is recognized as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, make sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you figure out 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 season you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple way to think about it is by relating 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 tech can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a somewhat clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in choosing a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically inhibit 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 ring at 972-938-0033.

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