Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Carson City

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather shift. Part of having and operating a furnace is being familiar with the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to recognize and can tell you what kind of productivity 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 Anderson Heating & A/C.

So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What sorts of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
  • Compare your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.

Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time still, lower efficiency levels can radically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-230-7628.

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