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

Strange temperature changes and the hope of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather swing. Part of owning and using a furnace is being familiar with the system and preparing for when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling.

So, what does this AFUE rating suggest 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 not as much energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace each 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.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time still, decreased efficiency levels can significantly influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t disregard 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 finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our specialists at Wallpe Heating & Cooling a call at 812-638-4232.

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