Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s vital to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather change. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to recognize and can inform you what kind of productivity you can anticipate from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at ACE Solutions.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What sorts of things should you take into account with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.
Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at ACE Solutions a call at 201-579-2562.