Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather swing. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is knowing the system and understanding when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can tell you what kind of efficiency you can look for from your system. If you are unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc.
So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What kinds of things should you think on with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency than with a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
- Think about 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 offered some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-278-2036.