Homeowners looking to save money can look to their furnace for energy savings. The key is knowing how to shop for a furnace. Here’s what you need to know.

Every furnace has an efficiency rating called an AFUE, which stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This efficiency rating is a guide for you to know how much it will cost to heat your home. Have a look at this chart. When you increase the AFUE rating, the furnace becomes more efficient. You can see over time, the savings really add up. In fact, the cost to replace an old inefficient furnace is returned in lower utility bills, and that’s money back in your pocket. When you’re shopping for a new furnace, you can compare AFUE ratings. That’s because a rating of 95 on one brand is the same as a rating of 95 on all other brands. If you’d like more information about AFUE ratings and which rating is right for you, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you out.

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