Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Bossier City12/31/2015 Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of owning and using a furnace is knowing the system and knowing when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to know and can tell you what kind of effectiveness you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency compared 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 being used to heat your home. Taking into account the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some insight into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding 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 current furnace, give our specialists at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or set up an appointment with us online.