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

Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is understanding the system and preparing for when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of effectiveness you can expect from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning.

So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What kinds of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
  • Think about your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 or arrange an appointment with us online.