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

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 random weather this time of year, it’s crucial 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 understanding when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to know 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 clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals 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 use heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the significance 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, smaller efficiency levels can significantly influence 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 finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our specialists at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208.

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