How AFUE affects your bill

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

Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is prepared for any weather shift. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is knowing the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to recognize and can inform you what kind of efficiency 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 experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc.

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 lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
  • Think about your AFUE percentage with regard 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.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time still, decreased efficiency levels can radically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or arrange an appointment with us online.