Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is prepared for any weather shift. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might need 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 effectiveness you can expect 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 professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling.
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 smaller its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency than with 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 spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some perception into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time still, smaller efficiency levels can drastically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of 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 present furnace, give our experts at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-832-4321.