Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Humble12/31/2015 Strange temperature changes and the expectation of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s important to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is prepared for any weather change. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is knowing the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to recognize and can inform you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What kinds of things should you consider with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use. Compare your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home. Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some perception into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can radically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement. If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment with us online.