Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Muskogee12/31/2015 Strange temperature changes and the expectation of early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is prepared for any weather change. Part of possessing and using a furnace is being familiar with the system and preparing for 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 productivity you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our specialists at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What sorts of things should you take into account with AFUE? The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means less 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 devote to 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 given some understanding into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into choosing a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement. If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our specialists at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or arrange an appointment with us online.