There are a lot of variables to consider when you invest in a new furnace:
- What type of budget do you have for a new furnace?
- What can you afford in monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory problems?
- How big does the system need to be to heat your size of home?
But have you ever took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Do you know 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 calculate how much energy is required to heat your home and, ultimately, 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 value that reflects how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy required to produce the heat. An example, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 90%, this means 10% of energy used is lost and 90% actually becomes heat for your home.
Note 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 each home is different – some higher quality, some poorer, so the AFUE rating does not consider this in their rating. If you worry that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will give you a free in-home analysis and help you find out how much more energy and money you could possibly save each month.