Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Abilene12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service completed when the weather finally turns to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is recognized as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you determine it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What that means is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy way to think about it is by relating your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in buying a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us online.