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

Interesting temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the random weather this time of year, it’s important to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is prepared for any weather change. Part of owning and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of effectiveness you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC.

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


  • The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared to a new furnace in the 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 spend on heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.

Considering 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 things that go into selecting a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time though, decreased efficiency levels can radically influence 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 questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our experts at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.