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Should You Switch to a Variable-Speed HVAC System?

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

If you want your home to remain comfortable and energy efficient all-year-round, make sure your HVAC system continues operating properly by following a regular maintenance schedule. However, just like any other component of your home, there will come a time when you’ll have to replace it. If your unit hasn’t been replaced for over ten years, it’s probably using a single-speed blower that isn’t as efficient as its modern counterpart. One of the newer variants that is gradually gaining popularity is the variable-speed HVAC system. In this post, air conditioner repair expert Modern Air Solutions shares the benefits of making the switch.

Increased energy efficiency. One-speed HVAC systems run at full power to bring your home’s temperature to a comfortable level. Once it does, it will shut down and cycle on and off the entire day at full power. To save on energy expenses, it’s a wise choice to make the switch to a variable-speed HVAC unit. A variable-speed unit lets you switch between different power settings every time it regulates your indoor temperature. Since it doesn’t constantly run at full energy, you can get greater energy savings.

Dehumidification. Unlike a single-speed system, a variable-speed HVAC unit can remove the humidity in your home at a more efficient rate. Keep in mind that single-speed units cycle on and off based on the temperature without factoring in the indoor humidity levels. This can lead to problems in the long run, such as mold and mildew buildup, as well as higher energy costs down the road.

When using a variable-speed system, moisture is removed from the air at a lower rate and a much more stable pace. This means energy consumption is increased. Dehumidification will make your home feel much more comfortable and allow you to enjoy an atmosphere with superior air quality.

Modern Air Solutions is the premier heating and air conditioning service expert in Illinois. We’re committed to providing industry-leading products and services to help create a safer, cozier living space for our customers. Call us today at 630-884-4181 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.

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