How Does it Work?
Variable Speed Technology allows HVAC systems to adapt to the home's temperature needs and adjust the output accordingly. Without variable speed technology, an HVAC system runs either at 100% on, or is off completely. This can use a lot of energy because your system constantly has to rev up to reach temperature after it has been off. The variable speed technology's purpose is to function at multiple capacity levels. This technology may be able to help lower your utility bills because it uses less electricity than a conventional motor.
On very hot summer days, the compressor can operate at 100% capacity to cool your house down to the desired temperature. When the temperature is milder, it can operate at a lower capacity (as low as 30%) to keep your home comfortable while saving on energy.
Variable speed technology is also very helpful in the winter, as it can help prevent the feeling that cold air is blowing through the vents. This works because the varying speeds allow it to control the amount of air blowing through the vents and into your home.
When your HVAC system turns on from being shut off for a while, it sucks a lot of energy to reheat your home to the proper temperature. Variable speed technology allows your system to preserve energy by running continuously. The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy reports that a motor that uses variable speed technology may use as much as 75% less power than a base model motor. (Source: https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/variable-speed-low-cost-motor-residential-hvac-systems)
Variable Speed Advances
More advanced systems can sense the amount of air that is moving through the system and adjust to compensate for any inadequacies. For example, if you have a dirty air filter, if the air ducts are too small or too large, or if there are other issues within your HVAC, the variable speed technology can adjust the amount of airflow to keep your home feeling comfortable regardless of what issues your HVAC system may be experiencing.
Your Lake of the Ozarks System
Call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks to learn more about the variable speed technology available in the systems we offer. Royal Heating & Air would love to take care of you and all our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning needs. Contact us today!
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