Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Englewood12/31/2015It'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 guess what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to be sure 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 system 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 tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're uncertain 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 possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces available today. 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. One 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 you spend on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a somewhat clear picture for you. Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in buying a new furnace or sticking to 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 be certain that you got a closer 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 shout at 720-446-5100 or schedule an appointment with us online.