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How Much Will I Save?

Outdoor reset controls are not a new concept. Most controls are installed in commercial applications such as office buildings, apartment houses and churches. Taco has now made those controls available at affordable prices to the homeowner. Savings will vary depending on many factors, but a recent energy study performed by the Environment and Energy Resource Center in St. Paul, Minnesota showed that outdoor reset controls saved an average of 14%. Typical payback is one to three years.

Taco has two choices for Outdoor Reset Controls.


You can combine a Zone Control -EXP with a PC700 or you can use the new FuelMizer (SR501-OR) which has all the features needed for a cost effective package intended for the retrofit market.

Savings from 5% to 30%


$900 $800 $700 $600 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100 $0 $0 $1000 $2000 $3000 $4000

Zone Control -EXP

PC700

Savings Range
FuelMizer (SR501-OR)
Yearly Amount Spent on Fuel

Distressed by rising fuel prices?

Some Frequently Asked Questions.


I still use the same control if I replace the boiler or fuel source in the future? Q Can Taco controls work with a variety of heat sources. A Yes, I need to call the installer every Q Will time I want to change the settings? you can change the settings; but should be automatic. A No, Q What about comfort? room temperature is maintained by matching A Steady the heat input with the buildings heat loss. there any other reasons to install Q Are an outdoor reset control? A Yes, using less fossil fuel is easier on our environment.

Savings

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Taco Inc., 1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 942-8000 / FAX (401) 942-2360 Taco (Canada) Ltd., 8450 Lawson Road, Unit #3, Milton, Ontario L9T 0J8 (905) 564-9422 / FAX (905) 564-9436
Taco Catalog # 100-40 Supersedes: 10/01/05 Effective: 06/12/12 Printed in the USA

Spend less and get more comfort from your heating system with

Use at 40%, Centered (In place of Do it Once. Do it right on Catalog Sheets) NOTE: Remove Hydronic Components & Systems

Cost to heat your home


4.80 4.40 4.00 3.60 3.20 2.80 2.40 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .40 .00

How Your Heating System Should Work.


You adjust your cars gas pedal to maintain a comfortable driving speed and good fuel economy. Why not the same with your heating system? By adding a Taco Outdoor Reset Control, heating system water temperature is adjusted to maintain comfort and improve system efficiency.

Taco Outdoor Reset Controls Provide Intelligence to Your Heating System.

Average Cost per 1000,000 BTU (dollars)

With the information retrieved through an outdoor air sensor, the control can match heat output closer to the needs of your home. The system adjusts automatically even before you feel too cold or warm.
Fall or Spring Winter

Its Not Your Heating Systems Fault.


Without a Taco Outdoor Reset Control, your heating system does not know if it is a cool autumn night or the coldest winter day. Therefore it works as if its always the coldest day of the year and heats the water to a maximum temperature. By adding a Taco Outdoor Reset Control that works alongside your boiler and thermostat, you may see energy savings of up to 30%. The lower the heating system water temperature, the more fuel you save.

PAST

Heating Season

TODAY

Fuel prices affect your heating costs dramatically. Although you cant change the price associated with heating fuels, you can reduce the amount that you use.

How Your Heating System Works.

40 F (4 C) 2

170150 77 66 150130 66 54 130110 54 43 11090 43 32

SYSTEM WATER TEMEPERATURE SYSTEM WATER TEMEPERATURE

When air temperature in your house drops below the thermostat setting, a signal is sent for the boiler to turn on and warm up your house. Unfortunately the thermostat only tells your boiler to turn on when the house is too cold or turn off when the house is too warm. There is no in-between.

Thermostat Only
Outdoor Air 10F -12C Outdoor Air 40F 4C Outdoor 10F -12C Outdoor 40F 4C WaterAir 200F 93C WaterAir 200F 93C 210 99 Water 200F 93C Water 200F 93C
210190 99 88 190170 88 77

Room thermostat calls for heat on a cool fall or spring night.

10 F (-12 C) 2

Room thermostat calls for heat on a cold winter day.

90 90 32 32

70 70 21 21

OUTDOOR AIR TEMPERATURE

90 70 32 21 50 30 10 -10 F 70 21 50 10 30 -1 10 -12 -10 -23 F C 10OUTDOOR -1 AIR -12 -23 C TEMPERATURE

A signal is sent for the control to turn the boiler on and warm the house.

A signal is sent for the control to turn the boiler on and warm the house.

With a Taco Control

Outdoor Air 10F -12C Outdoor Air 40F 4C Outdoor 10F -12C Outdoor 40F 4C WaterAir 170F 77C WaterAir 120F 49C Water 170F 77C Water 120F 49C

SYSTEM WATER TEMEPERATURE SYSTEM WATER TEMEPERATURE

210 99 210190 99 88 190170 88 77 170150 77 66 150130 66 54 130110 54 43 11090 43 32

Control uses the outdoor temperature to calculate the water temperature required.

Control uses the outdoor temperature to calculate the water temperature required.

How many miles per gallon would your car get if the only method of controlling your speed was to accelerate until youre going too fast and then apply the brakes? That is exactly how your present heating system is working. The boiler heats up (car accelerating) until your house is too warm (driving too fast) and the thermostat (brakes) turns the boiler off.

120F (49C)

170F (77C)

90 90 32 32

70 50 30 10 -10 70 21 50 10 30 -1 10 -12 -10 -23 21 10 -1 AIR TEMPERATURE -12 -23 OUTDOOR

90 70 32 21 70 21 F F C C

OUTDOOR AIR TEMPERATURE

Control operates the boiler to 120 F (49 C) therefore saving money by using less fuel.

Control operates the boiler to 170 F (77 C) using fuel only as necessary.