Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Fort Worth12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, most of the country has at least dealt with 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 be sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves some 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 lets you know about the type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you learn it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is likely quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What that means is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. One way to think about it is by relating your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service team member can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to offer a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in buying a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a closer 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 817-864-1021 or arrange an appointment with us online.