Furnace Efficiency Ratings and What They Mean
There are a lot of things to contemplate when you purchase a new replacement furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- What can you afford in monthly heating bills?
- Do any of the residents living in the home suffer from respiratory ailments?
- 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?
Neal Harris Service Experts is here to help you understand what the furnace efficiency rating is and how it can affect 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. Simply put, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating equipment uses to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the value that reflects how much heat the furnace will provide compared to the amount of energy needed 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.