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

Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can mess with us 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 taken care of and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is understanding the system and preparing for when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system. If you are unaware 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 indicate for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared 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 taken to heat your home.

Considering the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some understanding into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, lower efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding 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.

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