Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Odessa12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, the majority of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service completed when the weather finally turns 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 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 uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you learn 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 that means is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple 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 that goes towards 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 regular bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in buying a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely affect 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 are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 432-333-2208 or arrange an appointment with us online.