Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Shreveport

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally turns to being cold constantly.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is noted by a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you determine it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple 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 technician can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a somewhat clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in picking a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 318-671-5355 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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