AFUE rating

February 6, 2014

An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Thing, but How Efficient Does Yours Need to Be?

Before you replace your old furnace, you should learn how energy efficiency should influence your decision. How efficiently your furnace burns fuel and delivers heat to your home has a direct connection to long-term operating expenses. How to Compare Efficiencies The most important number for a new gas- or oil-burning furnace is its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE measures how much of the fuel gets converted into heat in a furnace. The current minimum AFUE for a new […]
March 6, 2014

When the Furnace Replacement Option Wins Over Furnace Repairs

When it appears that a furnace replacement makes more sense than continuing to repair your current system, these guidelines can help you select a new system based on your home’s characteristics, the features you want and energy efficiency. A furnace lasts for a long time, and doing your homework beforehand will increase your satisfaction over the long haul. Sizing Of all the decisions you make, sizing the system has the biggest impact on its performance and your comfort. HVAC professionals […]
March 25, 2014

Furnace Replacement Time? Questions to Ask Your HVAC Installer

Has your furnace broken down? Are you tired of paying to repair your aging furnace? Stop throwing good money at bad and start shopping for a furnace replacement instead. Before you have a new model installed, arm yourself with these questions to ask your HVAC installer. Should I make any changes around my home? Prior to a furnace replacement, it’s wise to make energy efficiency upgrades that may help you qualify for smaller, less expensive equipment. Seek a home energy […]