Furnace Efficiency Ratings and What They Mean
There are several factors to think about when you invest in a new replacement furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- How much can you afford each month in heating bills?
- Do any of the residents living in the home suffer from respiratory ailments?
- What size system will you need to heat your size of home?
But have you ever took into consideration your furnace efficiency rating? Do you know what it means?
Orangutan Home Services is here to help explain what the furnace efficiency rating is and what it means for your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps calculate how much energy will be needed to heat your home and, ultimately, how much it will cost you. Essentially, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your heating equipment uses to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the value that reflects how much heat the furnace will produce compared to the amount of energy required to produce the heat. An example, if your heating system has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.