There are a lot of variables to contemplate when you invest in a new furnace:
- What type of budget do you have for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Does anyone living in the home have respiratory ailments?
- Which type and size system do you require to heat your size of home?
But have you ever took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Are you sure what it means?
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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, in the long run, how much it will cost you. Basically, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating equipment requires to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that tells you how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your heating equipment has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.
Note that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or incorrectly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some high quality, some poorer, so the AFUE rating does not factor this into their rating. If you worry that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Service Experts a call today and we will provide you with a free in-home analysis and help you find out how much more energy and money you could be saving each month.