There are many variables to contemplate 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 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 understand what it means?
Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is here to help you understand what the furnace efficiency rating is and the effects is can have on your home and your budget.
The furnace efficiency rating helps establish how much energy is required to heat your home and, in the long run, how much it will cost you. Simply put, 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 shows how much heat the furnace will provide compared to the amount of energy used to produce the heat. For instance, if your furnace has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.
Note that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or incorrectly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in varying homes is different – some high quality, some substandard, so the AFUE rating does not factor this into their rating. If you are concerned that your furnace or duct system is not energy efficient, give your Philadelphia installation experts
a call today and we will come out for a free in-home analysis and help you determine how much more energy and money you could possibly save each month.