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

December 31, 2015

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is ready for any weather change. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is knowing the system and preparing for when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning.

So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What sorts of things should you think on with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
  • Compare your AFUE percentage with regard 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.

Considering the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some understanding into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can drastically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168.