Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Kennesaw and surrounding areas

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold all the time.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that informs you of the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you learn it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is likely quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What that means 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 linking your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 spent 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 normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a relatively clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in choosing a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely impact 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 are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 404-987-5502 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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