Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Dallas12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally switches to being cold constantly. Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you figure out 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 created today. What it boils down to is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy 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 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician 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 choosing a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a better 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 469-617-3437 or set up an appointment with us online.