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

Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us 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 shift. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is knowing 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 unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified 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 sorts of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider 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 understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time though, smaller efficiency levels can radically impact 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 professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168.

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