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Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Excelsior Springs

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold all the time.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is recognized as a percentage that informs you of the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you determine 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 that means is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up 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 average bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a relatively clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in buying a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure 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 call at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us online.