Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in West Columbia

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 crucial to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of having and operating a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc..

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


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency compared to a new furnace each 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.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some understanding 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 still, smaller efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when choosing 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 current furnace, give our specialists at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172.

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