There are many variables to consider when you purchase a new replacement furnace:
- How much is your budget for a new furnace?
- What can you afford in monthly heating bills?
- Do you have anyone in the home with respiratory issues?
- 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 understand what it means?
Matz-Rightway 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, in the long run, how much it will cost you. Basically, the higher your furnace efficiency rating the less energy your furnace needs to heat your home.
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the figure that shows how much heat the furnace will supply compared to the amount of energy required to produce the heat. For instance, if your heating equipment has a AFUE rating of 80%, this means 20% of energy used is lost and 80% actually becomes heat for your home.
Remember that this rating does not include the potential heat lost through leaking or poorly installed duct work or attic insulation. The duct work in every home is different – some good quality, some substandard, so the AFUE rating does not include this in their rating. If you worry that your furnace or duct system is not energy efficient, give your Long Island installation experts
a call today and we will provide you with a free in-home analysis and help you discover how much more energy and money you could potentially save each month.