Variable Speed Air Handler: How Does It Benefit You?
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Variable Speed Air Handler: How Does It Benefit You?

Dec 26, 2013

One of the best options you can choose for your next heating or cooling system is a variable speed air handler. These air handlers employ technology that adjusts their running speed based on real-time heating and cooling requirements of your home. They start and stop the cycle gradually, and offer Central Florida homeowners these benefits:

  • Lower operating costs. Most of the time, the air handler will run at a lower speed, which cuts energy consumption.
  • Noise. These air handlers create less noise than a single-speed system for several reasons. First, the motor is quieter when it runs at a lower speed, and the ductwork will create less noise because the air flows through the ducts with less velocity.
  • Cleaner indoor air. Although the air handler can’t remove gases from your home, one that runs longer at slower speeds treats a lot more air during the day, which removes more airborne particulates, which can reduce symptoms of allergies or asthma.
  • Better humidity removal. This is one of the most significant benefits of using a variable speed air handler in a climate like ours. Since the air handler runs more slowly and continuously, it removes more humidity. Lower humidity makes you feel cooler, and it may be possible for you to increase the temperature in the summer without sacrificing your comfort.
  • Increased wintertime comfort. Since the system starts out slowly, you won’t feel that cold blast of air coming from the ductwork in the winter.
  • Ability to zone your home. Zoning your home involves dividing it into different areas, each of which has its own thermostat. The ductwork for each zone has a damper that opens and closes based on its conditioning needs. It’s one of the best ways to save energy because you can heat or cool rooms or areas that you’re using, not the unoccupied sections. It also gives family members the chance to choose a temperature at which they’re the most comfortable.

To learn more about the benefits of the variable speed air handler, contact the pros at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions. We’ve provided outstanding HVAC services for Orlando area homeowners since 1969.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about variable speed air handlers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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