What Are the Benefits of a Variable Speed HVAC System?
One of the new innovations in air conditioning and heating is the variable speed HVAC system. Variable speed equipment has several advantages over single-speed units. Variable speed heating and cooling uses only as much electricity as is needed to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. This technology better controls humidity, an important factor in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, variable speed drives extend the life of your system.
Better Energy Efficiency
Variable speed motors use just enough energy to supply adequate power to the compressor. During cooler times of day, the motor operates at a lower speed. During the hottest time of day, the compressor will draw more power to reach and maintain the desired temperature. Industry experts assert that a 20 percent reduction in motor speed can lead to energy savings of 50 percent.
Improved Indoor Comfort
Traditional single speed motors run at full blast until the desired temperature is reached, then turn off. During hot summer months, rooms begin to heat up, which causes the compressor to restart. Variable speed HVAC systems run for longer periods of time at lower speeds. This results in better humidity control. Indoor temperatures stay more constant, often within one tenth of a degree of variation.
Longer Equipment Life
The biggest draw of electricity is the startup of a compressor. Single speed compressors start more often than variable speed drives, which eventually wears down equipment. Just like a car slowly accelerating, variable speed equipment starts at lower speeds, then gradually reaches an optimum speed for comfort control. This saves wear and tear on equipment.
About Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning
This year, Ful-Bro Heating and Air is celebrating its 50th anniversary. We offer a full range of services to customers in the Atlanta region including new installations, repairs, and maintenance of all makes and models heating and cooling equipment. We make sure that our NATE-certified technicians stay at the leading edge of HVAC technology to bring you the best in indoor comfort and the greatest energy savings. We strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction.
To find out more about how variable speed systems can save energy and deliver better indoor comfort, call 678-369-0500.
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