Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is ready for any weather swing. 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 an important measurement to note and can tell you what kind of productivity you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at J & J Air Conditioning.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What kinds of things should you consider with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you use heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can radically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at J & J Air Conditioning a call at 254-355-3833.