Is your heating system fit to keep you warm throughout the winter season? If your current furnace is more than 15 years old, it might be time to begin thinking about replacing it with a newer more efficient unit.
While the thought of shopping for a furnace may seem daunting, especially if you are not familiar with current heating system standards, here is a simple way you can determine if a furnace is a good fit for your home and your budget.
If you’re interested in having one of our home comfort specialists come out and inspect your current system or provide you with a professional recommendation, give us a call.
Homeowners looking to save money can look to their furnace for energy savings. The key is knowing how to shop for a furnace. Here’s what you need to know.
Every furnace has an efficiency rating called an AFUE. Which stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This efficiency is a guide from you to know how much it will cost to heat your home. Have a look at this chart. When you increase the AFUE rating the furnace becomes more efficient. You can see over time that the savings really add up. The cost of replacing an old inefficient furnace is returned in lower utility bills. And that is money back in your pocket.
When shopping for a new furnace you can compare AFUE ratings. That’s because the rating of 95 on one brand is the same as the rating of 95 on another brand.
If you would like more information about AFEU ratings and which rating is right for you, give us a call. We will be happy to help you out.