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

Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is prepared for any weather change. Part of having 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 note and can disclose to you what kind of effectiveness you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at MPC Heating & Cooling.

So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What kinds of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency than with a new furnace each 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 spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.

Considering the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into selecting a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time still, smaller efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when determining 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 professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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