There are a lot of variables to consider when you invest in a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Does anyone living in the home have respiratory issues?
- 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? Are you sure 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 furnace uses to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that reflects how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy needed 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 consider 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 lower, 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 a call today and we will provide you with a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could possibly save each month.