There are a lot of variables to consider when you purchase a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much are you looking to spend on monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory issues?
- How big does the system need to be to heat your size of home?
But have you ever thought about your furnace efficiency rating? Are you sure what it means?
Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 determine how much energy will be needed 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 equipment needs to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that tells you how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 85%, this means 15% of energy used is lost and 85% actually becomes heat for your home.
Keep in mind that this rating does not take into account the potential heat lost through leaking or improperly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in every home is different – some high quality, some lower, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you worry that your heating system or duct system is not energy efficient, give Strand Brothers a call today and we will give you a free in-home analysis and help you discover how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.