Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Augusta12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with 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 completed when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently. 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 denoted as a percentage that lets you know about the type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget 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 out there now. 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 spent on 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 offer a somewhat clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in buying a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly affect 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 shout at 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment with us online.