Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Dallas12/31/2015 Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of possessing and using a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can tell you what kind of productivity you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our specialists at Tri County Air Care LLC. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency than with a new furnace every winter when your system is in use. Think about your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Considering the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into choosing 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 ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement. If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Tri County Air Care LLC a call at 469-617-3437 or arrange an appointment with us online.