Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Excelsior Springs12/31/2015 Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s vital to double check that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather swing. Part of having and using a furnace is knowing the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our professionals at Colvin's Inc. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you think on with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use. Consider your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home. Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can significantly influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement. If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or arrange an appointment with us online.