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

Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and preparing for when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of productivity you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our experts at Local HVAC Repair & Service .

So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency than with a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Compare your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some insight into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can drastically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our specialists at Local HVAC Repair & Service a call at 224-300-4806.

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