How to Know If Your Home’s Heater Is Energy Efficient

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An energy-efficient home heater is one that keeps your house at consistently comfortable temperatures at the lowest possible cost. When efficiency isn’t optimal, you’ll notice higher monthly bills, declining indoor comfort, and sometimes even system unreliability that requires service calls and repairs.

What’s Your AFUE?

The energy efficiency of a furnace varies according to the manufacturer’s specific model. Every gas-fired furnace has an AFUE rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Typically included in the manufacturer’s specifications, the AFUE for a particular furnace model is a simple percentage indicating the amount of generated heat that actually contributes to warming your home as opposed to the amount lost in the heating process, such as heat energy that is exhausted up the vent along with combustion fumes.

A qualified HVAC contractor can provide helpful information to make the right decision on the best efficiency choice for you. Here are typical categories in AFUE ratings:

Other Factors Matter Too

A furnace AFUE rating isn’t written in stone. Efficiency can be negatively impacted by other circumstances, such as improper installation by unlicensed installers and/or a lack of annual heating system maintenance by a certified HVAC technician, as is required by most manufacturer warranties.

For more details about making an informed choice in energy-efficient heating, contact the professionals at Jackson & Sons.

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