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

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, most 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 scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold constantly.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you figure out it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces available today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple 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 you spend on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service tech can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a somewhat clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in picking a new furnace or staying with 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 sure you got a clearer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 308-624-3485.

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