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

It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, the majority of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to be 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 little bit of familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most important 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 you'll get from your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, make sure 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 created today. What it means for you is that with every passing winter 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 that goes towards 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 paint a relatively clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that goes in to 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 impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 952-373-0377.

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