What is an AFUE?

Energy ratings Maybe you’re doing some research on replacing your furnace. Maybe your technician wrote down a term that you didn’t quite understand. Maybe your circumstance is completely different. Either way, you may be thinking: What is an AFUE?

AFUE Explained

AFUE, as an acronym, stands for Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. But what does this mean in layman’s terms? An AFUE is a type of measurement used by technicians to describe how efficient a furnace is in terms of energy created versus fuel used. Here’s an example. A furnace that has an AFUE of 85% is a furnace that creates 85 BTUs (British Thermal Units) of energy for every 100 BTUs of fuel consumed.

In financial terms, it’s better to have a furnace that has a higher efficiency, especially when combined with heat pump technology. The better the efficiency, the greater the chance of savings.

Get Help From Real HVAC Services

If you have any other questions about your current AFUE rating, want to replace your current furnace with a higher efficiency furnace, or are curious about how electric furnaces function in comparison to gas furnaces, feel free to contact Real HVAC Services. Our highly trained technicians can help you become informed about your current AFUE rating, and then assist you in finding a furnace that fits your needs. There’s nothing like knowing you’re saving money in the long run while improving your home.

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