Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of owning and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to know and can tell you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our specialists at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning.
So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the lower 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.
- Consider 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 possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can drastically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 541-286-6617.