Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Redford12/31/2015It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, a lot of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had furnace service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently. Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the product 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 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, make sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the tech can help you determine it's rating. What Does AFUE Mean for You? If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is likely quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What that means is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to heat your home. One 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 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 offer a somewhat clear picture for you. Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in buying a new furnace or sticking to an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that 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 shout at 313-537-8111 or arrange an appointment with us online.