Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Rocky Mount12/31/2015 Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to double check that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is being familiar with the system and preparing for when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to know and can tell you what kind of effectiveness you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you think on with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use. Consider your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home. Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some perception into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement. If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment with us online.