Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Mount Pleasant12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, a lot of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally turns to being cold all the time. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most noteworthy 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 not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the technician can help you determine it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What it means for you is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy way to think about it is by linking 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 technician can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a somewhat clear picture for you. Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in picking a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a better 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 ring at 843-856-1433 or set up an appointment with us online.