AFUE Ratings and Your Heating System

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An efficient heating or air conditioning service in Tucson can save you money and make your space more comfortable. However, not all heating and cooling systems are the same. Keep reading if you are interested in learning about AFUE ratings and your heating system.

What Does AFUE Mean?

AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization of efficiency, and it describes how well your heating system will run. This score relates the amount of heat that is output by your heating system per year to the amount of energy that the system has expended during the same period of time. The resulting score is expressed as a percentage, and a higher percentage indicates a more efficient heating system. It is important to note that this score does not consider heat that is lost through piping and ducts, which can be a substantial amount in certain locations.

Electric Heating

If you use an electric heating system in your home or workplace, you will probably notice a high AFUE, ranging from 95 to 100 percent. This is because an electric heating system does not lose heat through the chimney, so almost all of the energy consumed results in heat for the user. This does not necessarily mean that electric heating systems will always be more cost efficient, however, because of the cost of electricity.

Role of Maintenance

Regular and proper maintenance can strongly bolster the performance and efficiency of your heating system. It is wise to have a professional heating or air conditioning service take a look at your units to ensure that they are making the most of the energy they are allotted.

If you would like to learn more about AFUE ratings and your heating system, feel free to contact B&J Refrigeration or visit our website. We are proud to offer air conditioning services and commercial refrigeration in Tucson. You can learn much more about our services by giving us a call at (520) 308-6722 today.