There are a lot of variables to think about when you buy a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Does anyone living in the home have respiratory ailments?
- What size system will you need to heat your size of home?
But have you ever considered your furnace efficiency rating? Do you know what it means?
A-PLUS Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion with what the furnace efficiency rating is and how it can affect your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps determine how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, essentially, how much it will cost you. Simply put, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating system uses to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the value that shows how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. An example, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.
Keep in mind that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or poorly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in each home is different – some higher quality, some poorer, so the AFUE rating does not consider this in their rating. If you are concerned that your furnace or duct system is not energy efficient, give A-PLUS Service Experts a call today and we will provide you with a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.