efficiency ratings

October 20, 2016

5 HVAC Considerations When Purchasing a Home

When you are buying a house, you certainly want to avoid hidden costs associated with unforeseen home repairs. Since the HVAC systems are generally out of sight and out of mind, you want to make a special effort to ensure you know what you are getting. Consider the following HVAC tips to make the best and most informed decisions when shopping for a house. Age of Systems Know the age of the HVAC systems of the homes you are considering […]
October 13, 2011

AFUE: What The Rating Means And Why It Matters When You’re Buying A Furnace

Shopping for a furnace can be overwhelming. You know that it is a massively important decision, one that will impact your comfort and energy expenses for as many as 20 years, but you may not be familiar with what criteria set different furnaces apart from one another. One of the most important factors to understand is AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency. AFUE ratings are a measurement of heating equipment’s efficiency. It is a percentage based on how much fuel is consumed versus […]