There are a lot of factors to contemplate when you invest in a new furnace:
- How much is your budget 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 took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Do you know what it means?
Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air 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 is required to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Simply put, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating system requires 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 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.
Keep in mind that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or poorly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in each home is different – some higher quality, some lower, so the AFUE rating does not consider this in their rating. If you feel that your heating equipment or duct system is not energy efficient, give Aramendia Plumbing a call today and we will give you a free in-home analysis and help you find out how much more energy and money you could possibly save each month.