Why is the AFUE Rating Relevant?

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency is used to measure the gas furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. Hence, a high AFUE rating means a higher energy efficiency and the reverse is true.

The importance of this evaluation is:

To know the efficiency of a boiler system

Most heating systems have this AFUE rating which helps customers see the efficiency capability of the system that they are purchasing. Research shows that a boiler should have a minimum score of 78%. This means that if the system has an AFUE of 90% then it’ll use 90% of the fuel to create energy, and the 10% will be lost to the byproducts of combustion.

Helps in knowing the best system that meets your needs

The AFUE ratings should be compared against the heating needs in a household and the energy use. It is therefore essential to know the heating needs in the outside environment precisely. Thus it’s best to seek advice from a professional who will help you choose the best-fitted heating system.

Assists in budgeting

The rating is necessary because it assists in knowing how much to spend on fuel. This is because if one has a heating system with a low rating, then it means that it will burn a lot of fuel to heat the house efficiently thus spending a lot on fuel. Hence a system with a higher AFUE rating will maximize the fuel it has therefore cheaper. It also great assists to shop for furnaces and comparing cost.

The AFUE rating is necessary because more efficiency translates to more heat per unit.It gives guidelines on the effectiveness of the heating systems, and with advice from an electric technician, the customer can know the appliance that best suits their needs. The rating also sheds light on how much fuel is needed by a heating system.

For more information about the AFUE rating of your system or a system you are interested in, contact us today at (803)760-7159! We’ll be more than happy to help with all your heating and cooling needs!

Posted by Cole Mitchell.