Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in San Angelo12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, the majority of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service completed when the weather finally turns to being cold all the time. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that lets you know about the 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 tech can help you figure out it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. One way to think about it is by linking 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 figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a relatively clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes 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 greatly affect the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment with us online.