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Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Keokuk

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to recognize and can disclose to you what kind of productivity you can look for from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at WM J Kraus & Son.

So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What kinds of things should you consider with AFUE?

  • The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you use heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time still, lower efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our professionals at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 or arrange an appointment with us online.