Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Selbyville12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, the majority of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold constantly. 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'll get from your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you determine 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 available today. What it boils down to is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy 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 that goes towards 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 paint a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in buying 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 closer 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 ring at 302-436-2922 or arrange an appointment with us online.