Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Circleville

December 31, 2015

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of winter. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is set for any weather swing. Part of owning and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to note and can inform you what kind of effectiveness you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc.

So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency than with a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.

Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some insight into the weight of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time though, lower efficiency levels can significantly influence your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940.