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The Energy Efficiency Of Your Furnace And What To Look For

The Energy Efficiency Of Your Furnace And What To Look For

How do I know the energy efficiency of my furnace?

Your HVAC must run as efficiently as possible. 

It’s also important to know the signs of when it’s time to make the change to an energy efficiency system.

Furnace Age 

Your furnace might have the highest AFUE rating on the market. But how old is it? The average heater has a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years. Furnace efficiency can also decline by about five percent each year without proper maintenance.

And even if you’ve had regular visits from your local HVAC repair company, the components in your heating system will eventually start to degrade due to age and use.

Energy Bill

Energy-efficient heating and air conditioning units are designed to save you money.

A dramatic increase in your monthly energy bills warrants a service call.

Increased Frequency Of Repairs

If you find yourself reaching out to your local HVAC company more than usual, your unit most likely isn’t as energy efficient as it once was.

AFUE Rating

AFUE stands for “annual fuel utilization efficiency.” AFUE is a measurement of how well your furnace uses fuel to heat your home. The higher the rating, the more efficient your heating unit.

Routine Maintenance

Keep your heating and air conditioning units working efficiently by getting routine HVAC maintenance. Routine maintenance involves annual inspection, which includes changing the air filters, checking electrical connections, and looking for any potential issues that could impact your unit’s efficiency.

Making smart decisions about your HVAC unit dramatically reduces your utility bills.

Contact First String Heating, your local HVAC company, and discover ways you can improve your system’s energy efficiency.

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