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

Curious temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s vital to double check that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of possessing and using a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can inform you what kind of productivity you can look for from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at Schagrin Gas Company.

So, what does this AFUE rating suggest 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 not as much energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Think about your AFUE percentage with regard to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you devote to heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.

Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some insight 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 though, smaller efficiency levels can drastically influence 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 questions about furnaces, or you just want some help determining the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our specialists at Schagrin Gas Company a call at 302-658-2000 or set up an appointment with us online.