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Inside the AFUE rating system

When you’re looking at investing in a new HVAC system, boiler or air conditioning system, you’re likely to find them rated according to the AFUE system. Find out what this ratings system really means, from leading HVAC supply specialists in NJ.

What us AFUE?

Known as AFUE, the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating is an expert ratings system for measuring the energy efficiency of a heating or cooling system. It looks specifically at how much of the fuel the system requires (whether electricity, gas, etc.) is converted into heat (for water heaters, boilers, etc.) or cool air (in air conditioning systems, etc.).

What does the AFUE rating mean? 

So, if your furnace, for example, has an AFUE rating of 80%, this means that 80% of the energy it uses is converted into heat. But is that a good rating? What rating should you aim for when selecting a new system?

Older heating and cooling systems tend to have a fairly low AFUE rating, often around 65-70%, which is considered poor by today’s technologically advanced standards. It also means that you’re paying for a significant amount of energy that is simply being wasted.

A medium energy efficiency rating is around 80-83% AFUE, which is still a good step up from old, inefficient systems. If you are looking for a high-efficiency unit, look for systems with an AFUE score between 90-97%. Keep in mind that although these systems will be more expensive to purchase, they will allow significant savings in the long-term by reducing your energy bill.

High-efficiency HVAC systems and parts at wholesale prices in New Jersey 

Crosstown Plumbing Supply is a leader HVAC supply in NJ and our team is here to assist you with replacement parts or with selecting a high-performance, high-efficiency replacement unit. We are a wholesaler located in a 3.5% NJ sales tax zone, so we’re also able to offer you all the top brands at the most affordable prices.

For more information about our plumbing supply company and the HVAC systems we have on offer, please visit our website today at http://crosstownplumbing.com/

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