Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in West Valley12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced 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 make certain 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 furnace 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 lets you know about the type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, make 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 probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What that means is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel that ends up 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 spent on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician can help you determine 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 choosing a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly affect 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 801-969-7088 or arrange an appointment with us online.