Efficiency has become a popular want when purchasing anything from vehicles to appliances. Your heating and cooling system is the largest mechanical investment in your home. Having an energy efficient system is a must in order to keep utility bills low. Both your heating and cooling have different measurements of efficiency. Your gas furnace’s efficiency rating is called Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and your cooling efficiency rating is called a SEER rating.
The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a measure of a gas furnace's efficiency in converting fuel to energy. The higher the AFUE the higher the efficiency. AFUE is mostly used to define the efficiency of combustion heating equipment such as Gas/Oil furnaces, Fireplaces, and Boilers. AFUE is actually a percentage where fireplaces tend to be on the lower end of 60-70%, and current heating equipment as efficient as 80-98% AFUE. Older heating units can be in the lower 70% ranges. A replacement of an older unit may not be necessary for purposes of function but when considering utility costs, it certainly can make a difference in your bottom line.
When considering repairing or replacing your furnace, make sure that you take consideration to the AFUE of your new system. At Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical, our team pays special attention to your efficiency needs and have a variety of options available to you. By contacting our System Design Managers you will receive a free higher efficiency heating unit estimate, a fast and tidy installation, and dollars left in your pocket from the efficiency savings. Contact Casteel today at 770-565-5884 or schedule online.