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Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Groves

Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather swing. Part of owning and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to know and can inform you what kind of efficiency you can look for from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at Air Solutions, Inc.

So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What sorts of things should you think on with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
  • Think about your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.

Considering the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time though, smaller efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at Air Solutions, Inc a call at 409-962-2476 or arrange an appointment with us online.