There are many things to consider when you buy a new furnace:
- What type of budget do you have for a new furnace?
- What can you afford in monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory issues?
- Which type and size system do you require to heat your size of home?
But have you ever considered your furnace efficiency rating? Do you understand what it means?
Epperson Service Experts is here to help you understand what the furnace efficiency rating is and what it means for your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps determine how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, essentially, how much it will cost you. Essentially, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating system needs to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the number that shows how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For example, 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.
Remember 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 each home is different – some high quality, some poorer, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you feel that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Epperson a call today and we will come out for a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.