There are many things to consider when you purchase 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 ailments?
- How big does the system need to be to heat your size of home?
But have you ever thought about your furnace efficiency rating? Do you understand what it means?
Peitz Service Experts is here to help you understand what the furnace efficiency rating is and the effects is can have on your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps establish how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, in the long run, 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 provide 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 take into account the potential heat lost through leaking or incorrectly 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 feel that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Peitz 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.