Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Chatsworth12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine 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 all the time. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most noteworthy 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 learn it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing winter 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 spent on 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 is involved in your decision in picking a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 706-695-7492 or arrange an appointment with us online.