Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Bountiful12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service completed when the weather finally turns to being cold all the time. Part of owning and using a furnace involves some familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most critical 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 you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, don't forget to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech 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 out there now. What that means is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy way to think about it is by connecting your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 you spend on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service team member can help you determine the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a semi clear picture for you. Of course there is more that factors in to 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 affect the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be sure you got a closer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us online.