Benefits of Variable Speed HVAC Technology
From high temperatures to electricity bills, everything seems to be on the rise. Are you looking for a more efficient way to beat the heat and lower costs all year long? Consider making the switch from traditional HVAC systems to a variable speed technology system.
What is variable speed?
Variable speed technology refers to the type of compressor in your air conditioning unit or heat pump. Compressors are the “go” factor in air conditioning or heat pump systems, creating the cooling and heating capacity of the system. Variable speed technology enables the HVAC system to run at a variety of speeds to precisely and efficiently control the heated or cooled air in the home.
How does variable speed technology differ from traditional systems?
Traditional systems can be inefficient and wasteful in their energy usage. Single speed HVAC systems run at 100 percent until they cool your space to the desired temperature. Once reaching the desired temperature, these systems shut down completely until the temperature rises and the single cycle begins again. A better option is the two-stage system, which operates at two levels, creating a cooling pattern more efficient than single speed systems. However, they both pale in comparison with the efficiency and other benefits of variable speed technology.
Lower Costs and Energy Efficiency
According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, variable speed technology uses 75 percent less power than one stage systems. Although a variable speed HVAC system may cost more upfront, this precision and flexibility makes it the most efficient and cost effective over the long term.
Unlike single speed or two stage systems that start and stop throughout the day, variable speed technology enables an HVAC system to precisely adjust its output between 30 percent and 100 percent based upon your home’s specific temperature demands and comfort needs. This reduces the potential peak draw on the electrical service needs of your home. Systems enabled with variable speed technology additionally have high SEER ratings, which refers to the rating system used to measure the energy efficiency of a heating and cooling system. The higher the SEER, the less energy is used, which can save you money on your electric bill.
Consistent Comfort and Humidity Control
Not only are variable speed HVAC systems efficient and cost effective, they also provide a more precise temperature control experience. The longer heating or cooling cycles will consistently keep you at your desired temperature with fewer hot and cold spots across the house. Additionally, it will create a comfortable environment by removing moisture from the air – an important function especially during those hot and sticky southern summers.
Better Air Quality
Homes with a variable speed HVAC system also enjoy higher air quality! With variable speed HVAC systems, air is constantly flowing through the filtering system. This slow and constant circulation of air for a longer period of time allows the air filter to catch more particles and remove dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants from the air.
As a proud Carrier authorized dealer, we want to help keep your family in climate-controlled comfort all year long. Want to learn more about the best variable speed option for your home? Call us today at 850.580.4029 or contact us online to get started.