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

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s important to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of having and using a furnace is knowing the system and understanding when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can inform you what kind of effectiveness you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp..

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


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency compared to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Consider your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you use heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time still, smaller efficiency levels can radically impact your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. 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 uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your present furnace, give our experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-379-1155 or arrange an appointment with us online.