Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Greencastle12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold constantly. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is recognized as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you determine it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple 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 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service team member can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a relatively clear picture for you. Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in choosing a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit 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 want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment with us online.