What’s So Great About Variable Speed HVAC Technology?
If your comfort system is old and inefficient, you’re likely experiencing rising energy costs with the warmer temperatures of spring and summer. Older comfort systems, powered by single-stage cooling, use more energy to condition the air in your home. How do you save energy and cool your home more effectively? Update to a comfort system with variable speed HVAC technology!
What Is Variable Speed HVAC Technology?
When systems include variable speed HVAC technology, it’s incorporated either into the compressor or the fan motor. This technology allows your comfort system to run at different speeds based on the heating and cooling needs of your home at any time of day.
Variable Speed Compressor
When referring to variable speed technology, in terms of the compressor, it is the driving force behind the speed at which the compressor operates. By keeping consistent speeds between 30-100% of the compressor’s capacity, your home is more evenly cooled in a more efficient manner. For example, when cooling demands are not that high, instead of turning off, the system will use much less energy by reducing the speed of the compressor. This allows maximized efficiency at all times and helps maintain a more comfortable humidity level.
Variable Speed Fan Motor
Variable speed fan motors are different from variable speed compressors in that they allow the blower motor to run at various speeds. This means the cooling demands of your home will be met with precision by producing just the right amount of air flow needed at any given time. Having a variable speed fan motor rather than a single-stage fan motor can use up to 75% less power while moving the same amount of air. That’s because even while running at half-speed, variable speed motors keep more comfortable temperatures and better consistency, especially in North Alabama, where high temperatures and humidity create real issues in the late spring and summer months.
Benefits of Variable Speed Technology
Using up to 75% less energy to move the same amount of air as a single-stage system, variable speed HVAC technology produces maximized efficiency. This way, you’ll spend less on the energy costs of heating and cooling your home while keeping your home more comfortable than with a single-stage system. Variable speed cooling also prolongs the life of your comfort system because it puts less strain on the system when it’s in use. Not only do these systems help keep you more comfortable, but they are also more environmentally friendly and ultra quiet.
Improved Air Quality
Air quality is a major concern for many of our customers, and with allergens like pollen, dust, and pet hair floating around your home, you should be thinking about ways to improve your indoor air quality for the health and safety of your family. Variable speed HVAC technology continually circulates air through your home making it easier for your air filter to attract and catch harmful contaminants.
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Noisy comfort systems can disturb the peace in your home, but variable speed HVAC technology works in a less disruptive way to reduce noise pollution throughout your home. Instead of powering on at 100% every time like single-stage comfort systems, variable speed systems run continuously at a lower speed keeping a calm, quiet atmosphere in your home.
Whole Home Comfort
The sum of all of the benefits above is improved whole-home comfort for you and your family. If your home comfort system is in need of an upgrade, contact Bunns & Bennett! We offer a variety of Variable Speed systems, all of which will help drastically reduce temperature swings, humidity issues, high energy bills, and short cycling. Our technicians are highly experienced with installing variable speed systems throughout Huntsville and the surrounding communities. We even offer FREE estimates and second opinions!
Our professional and knowledgeable staff can answer all of your questions and help you determine the best system for your home, family, and budget. For more information about our air conditioners, contact us at email@example.com or call us at 256-536-0967! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!