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

December 31, 2015

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s crucial to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is ready for any weather shift. Part of possessing and using a furnace is knowing the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a significant measurement to note and can inform you what kind of productivity you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our professionals at Durable Service .

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


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace in the winter when your system is in use.
  • Compare 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 taken 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 understanding into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into selecting a new furnace or staying in your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and think of it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177.