Performance Edge™ Programmable Thermostat
Indoor Comfort that’s Just Right!
We strive to install the most efficient forced air heating & air
conditioning systems. This includes installing programmable
thermostats which allow you to set temperatures for when you
aren’t home, or even zone thermostats along with motorized
zone dampers, which allow you have customized
temperatures in different parts of your home. Do you have a
room that is too cold or too hot? Call us for a free consultation
on a solution to best fit your needs!
A programmable thermostat allows you to fine-tune the
operation of your heating system so that you don’t waste
energy by running the system when heat isn’t required. You
can set a programmable thermostat to turn the heat down to
61 degrees while you sleep, bring it up to 68 degrees a few
minutes before you rise, turn it back down when you leave
for work, and return it to a comfortable level just before you
come home. Using a programmable thermostat is one of the
most effective steps you can take.
Heating is the largest
energy expense in most
homes, accounting for 35-
50% of annual energy
bills. Reducing your
heating energy use is the
single most effective way
to save money and
reduce your home’s
contribution to global
environmental problems.
AFUE of New System
AFUE of existing System
80%
85%
50%
$37
$41
55%
$31
$35
60%
$25
$29
65%
$19
$23
70%
$12
$18
75%
$6
$11
80%
$6
85%
If you have an idea of how much it will cost to install a new system, use the chart below to calculate
how much money you are likely to save each year with a more efficient system, and what your return
on investment is likely to be. Remember, when fuel prices go up, your savings will go up.
1. Calculate Dollar Savings per $100 of Annual Fuel Cost
To determine savings from the table to the right, find the horizontal row corresponding to the old
system's AFUE, then choose the number from that row that is in the vertical column corresponding to
the new system's AFUE. That number is the projected dollar savings
per hundred dollars of existing
fuel bills.
 For example, if your present AFUE is 65% and you plan to install a high-efficiency natural gas
system with an AFUE of 90%, then the projected saving is $27 per $100. If, say, your annual fuel bill is
$1,300, then the total yearly savings should be about $27 x 13 = $351.
2. Calculate Return on Investment
ROI = first year savings ÷ installed cost
example:
ROI = $351 ÷ $2,500 = 0.14 = 14%
Courtesy of American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
How Efficient Is Your Furnace?
Out of the 43 million residential oil and gas furnaces in operation in U.S. homes,
the statistics say, one in four is over 20 years old. Many new furnaces on the
market are 25 percent to 40 percent more efficient than older models. Call us
today for a free consultation & evaluation of your current system.