Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Moline12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make certain 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 critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you learn 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 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 provide a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in buying a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically impact 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 call at 309-762-3641 or arrange an appointment with us online.