When replacing your home’s heating system, you should take efficiency and comfort into consideration. A variable-speed furnace can considerably improve these two factors. It works differently than a traditional furnace and has several important benefits to offer. Read on to find out why you should consider upgrading to a variable-speed system.
What is a Variable-Speed Furnace?
“Variable-speed” refers to the indoor blower motor of the furnace, which has the ability to run at a variety of speeds to control airflow more precisely. It uses advanced technology to continually monitor incoming data from your home’s heating and cooling equipment and adjust the amount of air circulated accordingly. In simple terms, a variable-speed motor delivers the perfect amount of air to match your comfort needs.
Variable-speed furnaces control airflow better than traditional furnaces. They have several benefits that include:
Better temperature control: A traditional furnace pushes hot air into a room until a certain temperature is attained. It then shuts off until the temperature drops again. On the other hand, a variable-speed furnace runs for longer cycles and can adjust its speeds. These features make it respond more effectively to temperature changes and provide more consistent heating.
Better air quality: Because of more continuous operation, your air filter will capture more contaminants resulting in cleaner indoor air.
Quieter operation: With variable-speed technology, the fan runs at lower speeds ensuring quieter operation.
Electrical efficiency: A variable-speed fan doesn’t always run at maximum speed because its operation is regulated to match your heating demands. This makes the furnace consumes less electricity than a conventional furnace, reducing your energy bills.
Zoning: Variable-speed motors are great for zoning. Zoning allows you to control the heating and cooling of different areas of your home independently, adding comfort to your home.
A variable-speed furnace can give you more comfort, better health, and energy savings. If you have any questions about upgrading your furnace, contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling. We serve the entire Greater Cleveland Area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock”