Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make certain 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 a little 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 denoted as a percentage that informs you of the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure 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 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 relating 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 semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes 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 drastically impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a closer 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 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online.