Conventional HVAC units have a single setting. These single-speed units operate at 100% when turned on, after which they switch off once they reach the preset indoor temperature. There is another type of HVAC unit, however, that uses innovative technology to adjust its output and capacity based on the comfort demands in one’s home. These variable-speed HVAC systems are designed to operate at multiple levels of capacity.
In today’s post, Air Products & Services, your local provider of heating and AC repair and replacement services, discusses variable-speed HVAC systems and their benefits.
About the Variable-Speed Technology in HVAC Units
Variable-speed technology generally refers to two HVAC system components. On the one hand you have the compressor, a central component of any heat pump or air conditioning system. It provides the cooling capacity and allows the unit to run at virtually any speed between 30% and 100%. On the other hand, the blower motor in an air handler or gas furnace with variable-speed technology enables the unit to operate at various speeds, providing better control over the amount of indoor airflow.
Highlighting the Benefits
Heating and air conditioning replacement contractors like Air Products & Services recognize the benefits of HVAC systems that run at variable speeds. For one thing, they use just enough energy to supply adequate power to either the compressor or the fan blower, which means they consume less electricity than standard motors. This then leads to lower utility bills and bigger energy savings.
It should also be noted that variable-speed compressors run for longer periods of time, but at lower speeds. This allows the HVAC system better control over indoor humidity by making sure the temperatures remain constant. Unlike single-speed units, variable-speed units don’t wear out as quickly, which means they generally have a longer life span.
Turn to Air Products & Services for your heating and AC troubleshooting system needs. A Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we can create a tailor-made comfort system that’s ideal for your home. Call us at (818) 989-2030 or fill out our contact form to request a service or obtain a free estimate. We serve Tarzana, CA, residents.