There are a lot of variables to contemplate when you invest in a new furnace:
- What 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 ailments?
- Which type and size system do you require to heat your size of home?
But have you ever thought about your furnace efficiency rating? Do you understand what it means?
Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 calculate how much energy you will need to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Simply put, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating system uses to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that shows how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your furnace 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 improperly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some high quality, some substandard, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you are concerned that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call today and we will provide you with a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could possibly save each month.