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Savings when upgrading from a low-efficient furnace to 96% Dual Stage ECM Furnace

Old, low efficiency furnaces can have an AFUE rating as low as 56%.[1] Smart Home Works furnaces operate at 96% or greater. That means homeowners could save as much as 40% on gas usage alone.

Smart Home Works furnaces also come equipped with ECM motors. ECM motors, when compared to older furnaces with HP motors can save up to 25% of total electricity use by the entire house.[2]

 

Savings when upgrading from an 8 SEER Air Conditioner to a 16 SEER Air Conditioner

When upgrading from an 8 SEER Air Conditioner to a 16 SEER Smart Home Works Air Conditioner homeowners could see savings as high as 50% on their cooling costs.[3]

 

Savings from the Ecobee Thermostat

Ecobee customers in the US saved an average of 23% on their heating and cooling costs[4]

 

Savings from the Next Thermostat

A properly programmed Nest thermostat can save you 20% on your heating and cooling bills.[5]

 

Environmental Savings

Saving 1 unit of KW/H is equivalent to planting 0.018 tree seedling and letting it grow for 10 years. Similarly, 1 Metric Ton of natural gas is equivalent to planting 1.4 tree seedling and letting it grow for 10 years.[6] Considering this, the energy savings over the useful life of a new Smart Home Works furnace could be equivalent to planting more than 1000 seedlings.

 

Air Quality

Up to 50% of all illnesses may be attributable to indoor air pollution according to the EPA.[7] New equipment and furnace filter changes, as part of Smart Home Works equipment maintenance, will help to improve air quality in the home.

 

 

Actual savings may vary and depend on many factors, including but not limited to: previous equipment efficiency and age, weather, homeowner usage, utility prices, home size, home age and the installation itself.

[1] http://energy.gov/energysaver/furnaces-and-boilers

[2] http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/canmetenergy/files/pubs/ECM.pdf

[3] http://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-and-cost-savings-calculators-energy-efficient-products

[4] https://www.ecobee.com/savings/

[5] https://nest.com/ca/support/article/Explaining-Nest-thermostat-numbers

[6] https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

[7] http://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1107&context=jpl