As a homeowner, you can upgrade many different parts of your home. Want your water bill to drop? Install low-flow plumbing fixtures! Want to save money on your electricity? Switch to LED lightbulbs. Your heating and air conditioning systems are just like anything else: there are many different upgrades available, and many of them contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your home comfort system. One these upgrades is choosing a variable speed air handler instead of a typical single speed model. On this blog we’ll explore some of the major differences between single and variable-speed air handlers and show you just a few of the benefits of making the switch to a variable-speed unit.
Single speed air handlers, like the name implies, have one speed: full-blast. They turn on and off regularly delivering their full force of cool air in order to bring your home to temperature. As you can imagine, since they are constantly functioning at their full capacity, these systems use a lot of electricity and can really spike your energy bills. These systems are also fairly loud: if you currently have a single speed air handler, you probably notice it turning on and off, but maybe not so much in between.
In contrast, a variable speed unit operates at lower speeds for longer periods of time. These systems can ramp up to full capacity when necessary, but the majority of the time will make subtle adjustments using a limited power level. As a result, these systems are generally much quieter—in fact many variable speed system owners say they can’t even hear their system turn on or off, but they can feel the comfort level in their home.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider making the switch from a single-speed air handler to a variable-speed system:
If you are in need of HVAC system replacement, we recommend that you at least consider upgrading your single speed air handler option to a variable speed option. The planet, your electric bills, and your wallet will all thank you when your energy consumption drops dramatically within days of the system first being installed.
If you are located on Johns Island, James Island, West Ashley, Downtown, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, or surrounding areas, and are interested in having one of our background checked, drug tested, professionally trained technicians out to your home, call Carney & Son 72 Degrees today! We are a family-owned and operated business that has helped thousands of residents get the repairs or installation services they need over our more than 30 years in business. We firmly believe your satisfaction is of the utmost importance, and we work tirelessly to get the job done right the first time in order to build a lasting relationship with our customers.
Find out more about upgrading to a new variable-speed air handler! Call Carney & Son 72 Degrees today by dialing (843) 352-8140.
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