happy family

New HVAC System Technology Improves Your Comfort and Budget

May 10, 2020

Originally published in Nov. 2017, updated May, 2020.

If you are planning to install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, advances in technology have made HVAC systems more energy efficient, quieter and better at improving indoor comfort. Variable speed technology saves fuel. It also better regulates humidity, a factor in indoor comfort in the humid summers in North Carolina.

How Variable Speed Technology Works

A traditional, single-speed compressor runs at full blast until the desired temperature is reached. At that point, it shuts off. As the temperature rises to the set point, the system comes on again. Your indoor air may begin to feel too warm and humid just before it comes on again.

Two-stage compressors offer a high and low setting of operation. Variable speed motors allow heating and cooling systems to run in response to variations in air temperature and humidity. When temperatures increase in the heat of the day, the motor gears up to respond. When temperatures fall, the unit runs at lower speeds.

Variable speed blowers are often paired with 2-stage compressors, allowing users to regulate the amount of air flowing through a building. When running continuously at half speed, variable speed equipment can reduce power usage by up to 75 percent.

Advantages of Variable Speed Motors

Variable speed technology offers a number of benefits. The most obvious is reduced energy usage. For 80 percent of the time, low speed is adequate to meet comfort needs. When a system stays on for longer periods of time, less energy is used in starts and stops. This also saves wear and tear on equipment.

Another important benefit is a more comfortable indoor environment.The unit runs for longer periods of time, which results in more even temperatures and better humidity control. With better humidity control, indoor air quality also improves. Reduced indoor moisture reduces the potential for growth of biologic particulates. Variable speed units are also quieter.

At Sandhills Heating and Refrigeration, we analyze your heating and cooling needs. We then make recommendations for equipment that is compatible with your budget and indoor comfort requirements. Our technicians undergo regular training on state-of-the-art equipment.

For more information about how variable speed equipment can help keep you comfortable and save on utilities, call us to schedule a consultation with one of our service technicians.

You May Also Like

5 Possible Causes of Uneven Airflow in Southern Pines, NC

5 Possible Causes of Uneven Airflow in Southern Pines, NC

You probably know how important it is to have all rooms in your Southern Pines, NC home feeling comfortable, especially during the summer months when it becomes hot and humid. Here are some possible causes of uneven airflow in your home. 1. Blocked Vents If you have...

3 AC Odors in West End, NC That Mean You Have Trouble

3 AC Odors in West End, NC That Mean You Have Trouble

Your air conditioner could be the source of the unpleasant smells lingering in your West End, NC home. An AC that produces odors has an underlying problem. Below, we will discuss some AC odors and what they mean. 1. A Burning Smell As your air conditioner works hard...

3 Reasons to Have Your Heat Pump Tuned Up in Raeford, NC

3 Reasons to Have Your Heat Pump Tuned Up in Raeford, NC

Heating and cooling your Raeford, NC home with a heat pump is a great way to be energy efficient. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at certain points of the year, using a heat pump could reduce your HVAC-related energy use compared to other systems, by...

Why Choose Us

24/7 Emergency Service

NATE certified technicians

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Pin It on Pinterest

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Grayscale
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links
Reset
Close