Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Plover12/31/2015It'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 determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most critical 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 unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you determine 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 out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing winter 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 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 average bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a relatively clear picture for you. Of course there is more that factors 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 drastically affect the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment with us online.