Furnace Efficiency Ratings and What They Mean

January 21, 2017

There are a lot of variables to contemplate when you buy a new furnace:

 

  • What type of budget do you have for a new furnace?
  • How much are you looking to spend on monthly heating bills?
  • Do any of the residents living in the home suffer from respiratory issues?
  • Which type and size system do you require to heat your size of home?

 

But have you ever took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Do you understand what it means?

Falso Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion with what the furnace efficiency rating is and how it can affect your home and your budget.

The furnace efficiency rating helps determine how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, in the long run, how much it will cost you. Simply put, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating equipment requires to heat your home.

The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that reflects how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your heating equipment has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.

 
 
 
Remember that this rating does not consider the potential heat lost through leaking or incorrectly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some higher quality, some poorer, so the AFUE rating does not factor this into their rating. If you worry that your furnace or duct system is not energy efficient, give Falso Service Experts 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 be saving each month.
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