Traditional or single-speed heating and air conditioning systems use a certain amount of electricity when they run. Depending on how often your system is on, this can lead to utility bills that are higher than normal, especially during summer. Switching to a variable-speed HVAC system can help you reduce the amount of electricity your home uses for heating and cooling. Learn more about the benefits of this type of HVAC system.
Improved Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest advantages of going with variable speed technology for your heating and cooling needs is improved energy efficiency. Variable-speed systems work by only using the amount of electricity required to keep homes as cool or warm as needed. For example, your HVAC system will use less electricity while running during cooler parts of the day in summer. During the hottest parts of the day, it will need to use more electricity in order to provide you with enough cool air. When your HVAC system uses less electricity, this leads to reduced energy usage overall, which saves you a significant amount on your utility bills.
Longer Life Span
Variable-speed HVAC systems tend to last longer than single-speed ones, since the compressor inside them doesn’t endure as much wear and tear. Variable-speed compressors begin running at a lower speed, unlike single-speed compressors. Since they don’t need to start as often as single-speed compressors, they typically have a longer life span. This means you’ll be able to wait longer before replacing equipment.
More Comfortable Environment
Variable-speed technology allows HVAC systems to provide better comfort in homes. These systems run at lower speeds, which helps you maintain lower humidity levels in your home and a more consistent temperature. Single-speed systems run at full speed, then shut off when they reach the desired temperature. This can lead to higher humidity levels and too much fluctuation in room temperatures throughout the day.
If you’re interested in getting a variable-speed HVAC system for your home in the Orlando area, please contact Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions.
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