Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather swing. Part of having and using a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note 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 clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate 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 not as much energy efficiency than with a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Think about 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 being used to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into choosing a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, lower efficiency levels can radically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034.