There are a lot of things to think about when you purchase a new furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- What can you afford in monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory ailments?
- What size system will you need 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 explain what the furnace efficiency rating is and what it means for your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps establish how much energy you will need to heat your home and, in the long run, how much it will cost you. Essentially, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your furnace requires to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the figure that tells you how much heat the furnace will provide compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, 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.
Remember that this rating does not take into account the potential heat lost through leaking or poorly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some high quality, some lower, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you are concerned that your furnace 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 discover how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.