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

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being cold all the time.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the product 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 lets you know about the type of efficiency expected 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 technician can help you determine it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's 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 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 normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a semi clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in picking a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a closer 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 937-845-1111.

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