Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Hauppauge12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service completed when the weather finally switches to being cold all the time. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're uncertain about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you figure out it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is possibly quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What it boils down to is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is 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 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 paint a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in picking a new furnace or continuing with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 631-360-2665 or schedule an appointment with us online.