There are several things to think about when you invest in 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 issues?
- 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?
Comfortech Service Experts is here to help explain what the furnace efficiency rating is and the effects is can have on your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps establish how much energy you will need to heat your home and, essentially, how much it will cost you. Basically, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your furnace requires to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the value that reflects how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy needed to produce the heat. For example, if your heating equipment has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.
Keep in mind that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or poorly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in every home is different – some higher quality, some lower, so the AFUE rating does not consider this in their rating. If you worry that your furnace or duct system is not energy efficient, give Comfortech 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 be saving each month.