Today, an increasing number of homeowners are jumping onto the energy efficiency bandwagon. HVAC manufacturers worldwide have responded to the demand and have introduced a wide selection of energy-efficient innovations to their heating and cooling units. One such product is the variable-speed HVAC system. So what is it that sets this system apart from other single-speed options?
Let our experts at M&M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co., your trusted provider of AC, heating and air conditioning services, explain how variable-speed systems work and the many benefits they provide.
The “Goldilocks” Zone
Single-speed heating and cooling units often only have two settings: on and off. Once activated, the system will try and maintain one temperature level throughout the entire house, adjusting its operation according to how the thermostat is set.
With a variable-speed HVAC installation, your system has more leeway when it comes to temperature adjustments, making it easier to get to that “Goldilocks” zone of energy consumption—not too much and not too little.
With variable-speed motors, you can set your HVAC system to operate with much less energy when temperature demands are lower. This ability alone can save you from 25 to 50% on your utility bills annually. Conversely, you can achieve greater comfort by cranking up the dial during the times when it’s needed.
Better Performance, Longer Service
In a single-speed system, the strict on or off settings tend to wear out the motor far more quickly and frequently than with a variable-speed system, requiring more HVAC services. Variable-speed systems can slow down their operation, extending the life of the motor and, by extension, the system itself.
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