There are several things to think about when you invest in a new furnace:
- What is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory problems?
- How big does the system need to be to heat your size of home?
But have you ever took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Do you know what it means?
Coastal Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion with what the furnace efficiency rating is and what it means for your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps establish how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Basically, 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 figure that shows how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy needed to produce the heat. For example, 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.
Keep in mind that this rating does not consider the potential heat lost through leaking or improperly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some higher quality, some substandard, 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 Coastal 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 potentially save each month.