How AFUE affects your bill

Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in East Hanover

Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of winter. With the random weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is ready for any weather swing. Part of owning and operating a furnace is knowing the system and preparing for 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 unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our specialists at Effective Service Group, LLC..

So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What types of things should you take into account with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency than with a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
  • Compare your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some perception into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many elements that go into picking a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time still, decreased efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.

If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at Effective Service Group, LLC. a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment with us online.