How Your Furnace Affects the AFUE of Your Albany, N.Y. Home

When you’re considering purchasing a new furnace for your Albany, N.Y. home, the chances are pretty good that you’re looking not only for something within your budget, but also a furnace that will help you save money on your utility bills. Your furnace plays a big part in the overall energy efficiency of your home, and the Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE, of your furnace directly determines how much you’re spending on energy in your Albany, N.Y. home.

AFUE is the standard rating system for measuring the energy efficiency of furnaces that run on oil and natural gas. AFUE is shown as a percentage that tells the amount of fuel used to heat your home, and the amount that’s wasted. The higher the AFUE percentage, the more efficient your furnace. Today’s furnaces can bring your Albany, N.Y. home’s AFUE rating up to 96 percent or better. That means if you have an old, 60 percent AFUE furnace, you could save nearly 40 percent on your heating costs when you replace it with a new, more efficient furnace. That’s a big deal, when you consider the high cost of utilities today!

This winter has been a tough one all throughout the Albany, N.Y. area, and beyond a doubt, your furnace has been working overtime. It comes as no surprise that your fuel bills are probably higher than normal. But, if your utility bills have really gone through the roof this winter, and your furnace is more than 10 years old, the chances are you’re not getting the energy efficiency you need from it. If that’s the case, the time might be right to call Family Danz and discuss your options.

We can help you choose a furnace with the right AFUE for your Albany, N.Y. home and your needs. We sell Bryant® furnaces, so you know you’re getting one of the best brands on the market, with the highest efficiency ratings. Let us help you find the best furnace for your home. Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service all through the Capital District of New York State. If you would like more information on high-efficiency furnaces or any of our other products services, call us today at 518-427-8685.