There are a lot of things to contemplate when you buy a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory problems?
- Which type and size system do you require 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 clear up any confusion with what the furnace efficiency rating is and the effects is can have on 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. Simply put, 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 tells you how much heat the furnace will provide compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your furnace 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 varying homes is different – some higher quality, some substandard, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you feel that your heating system or duct system is not energy efficient, give Service Experts a call today and we will give you a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.