Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Shelby Township 12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally turns to being cold constantly. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a 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 denoted as a percentage that informs you of the type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member 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 means for you is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. One 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 spent on 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 normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in picking a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a clearer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online.