Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s important to double check that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of possessing and using a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of productivity you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
- Consider your AFUE percentage proportionate 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 likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 204-272-8128.