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Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Springfield

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s important to double check that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of having and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and preparing for when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of productivity you can look for from your system. If you are unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc.

So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?

  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time though, lower efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our specialists at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or arrange an appointment with us online.