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

Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather shift. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to note and can inform you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at Point Heating & Cooling.

So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What kinds of things should you think on with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency compared to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider 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.

Considering the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some understanding into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can radically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 or schedule an appointment with us online.