Furnace Efficiency Ratings and What They Mean
There are a lot of things to think about when you buy a new replacement furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much are you looking to spend on monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory issues?
- 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?
Becht/Givens 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 determine how much energy you will need to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Essentially, 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 value that reflects how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy needed to produce the heat. An example, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 90%, this means 10% of energy used is lost and 90% actually becomes heat for your home.