There are several things to think about when you purchase a new furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much are you looking to spend on monthly heating bills?
- Does anyone living in the home have respiratory ailments?
- How big does the system need to be 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 explain 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 you will need to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Basically, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating system needs to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the value that reflects how much heat the furnace will provide compared to the amount of energy used 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.
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 each home is different – some good quality, some substandard, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you worry that your heating system 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 find out how much more energy and money you could be saving each month.