Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Macon12/31/2015It'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 occur next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system 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 you'll get from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget 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 likely quite a bit lower than the furnaces available today. What that means 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 connecting 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 team member can help you figure out 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 is involved in your decision in picking a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically 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 want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.