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?
- How big does the system need to be to heat your size of home?
But have you ever thought about your furnace efficiency rating? Are you sure what it means?
A-PLUS Service Experts is here to help explain 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 number that tells you how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. An example, if your furnace has a AFUE rating of 85%, this means 15% of energy used is lost and 85% actually becomes heat for your home.
Remember that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or improperly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in every home is different – some higher quality, some lower, so the AFUE rating does not consider this in their rating. If you feel that your heating system or duct system is not energy efficient, give A-PLUS a call today and we will give you a free in-home analysis and help you find out how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.