There are many variables to consider when you purchase a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much are you looking to spend on monthly heating bills?
- Do any of the residents living in the home suffer from respiratory ailments?
- Which type and size system do you require to heat your size of home?
But have you ever thought about your furnace efficiency rating? Do you understand what it means?
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you understand what the furnace efficiency rating is and what it means for your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps determine how much energy is required 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 heating system requires to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that shows how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy required to produce the heat. An example, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 85%, this means 15% of energy used is lost and 85% actually becomes heat for your home.
Keep in mind 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 factor this into their rating. If you feel that your heating system or duct system is not energy efficient, give Service Experts a call today and we will come out for a free in-home analysis and help you discover how much more energy and money you could be saving each month.