Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Wisconsin Rapids12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally turns to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, make sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech 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 available today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. One 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 tech can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in picking a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be 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 call at 715-421-5555 or arrange an appointment with us online.