The Benefits of Variable-Speed Air Conditioning Units

Today’s options for air conditioning units are include many high-efficiency options. This is due to government requirements for higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings and refrigerant standards. If you are in the market for a new air conditioning system, then there is even more you can do to ensure that it is as highly efficient as possible. You can invest in a variable-speed AC upgrade.

What is Variable-Speed Technology?

This refers to the ability of your AC unit to automatically vary its operating speed. Essentially, its output varies according to the conditions of your home, instead of running and full or a single reduced capacity for the duration of a cycle. This matters because it can help you save a significant amount of money on your monthly energy bills.

It’s All About the Air Handler

Your air conditioning unit is a complex device, utilizing refrigerant, coils, an evaporator, condenser, and compressor to absorb heat form the home and release it outside. While all those components are busy moving heat, your air conditioner relies on its air handler to move the conditioned air throughout your home. Your system’s operating efficiency depends on how much electricity it consumes to move heat around, as well as how much electricity the hander uses to push air through your home.

So What Are the Benefits?

In addition to performing more efficiently, variable-speed air handlers provide the following benefits.

Improved Air Quality: The more often the air in your home passes through your air conditioning system and its air filter, the cleaner your air will be. Remember, your air filter is designed to protect the inside components of your system, so be sure to change it on a regular basis.

Lower Noise Levels: HVAC equipment with variable-speed options does not generate much noise. In fact, depending on the model they may cycle on so quietly that you don’t even notice it coming on. Standard handlers operating at full-speed, on the other hand, are quite loud.

More Indoor Comfort: Variable-speed units are able to keep a fairly consistent, uniform temperature throughout your home. Additionally, they allow air conditioners to more efficiently remove humidity from your air, since they do this best when they run for longer cycles.

For air conditioning services in Missouri City, TX, contact Fresh Air, LP today!

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