A variable-speed air conditioner can change its air handler’s speed to match your home’s cooling needs. While conventional single-speed air handlers work at just one speed and turn on and off throughout the day, a variable-speed air handler works at a range of speeds. This type of AC system can help you save energy, stay comfortable, and reduce noise in your First Coast home.
Increased Energy Savings
A variable-speed AC system costs more upfront but the investment is worth it because it lowers your utility bills and increases the value of your home. These units don’t cycle on and off like traditional air conditioners, which is where your system uses the most energy. These units are also better at regulating your home’s humidity in the summer.
Enhanced Home Comfort
Most air conditioning systems produce a big blast of cold air right after they come on. It’s enough to make you start shivering, even in Florida. When the air conditioner shuts off, your home becomes hot and uncomfortable. A variable-speed AC system usually works at full speed in the morning or when you come home until your indoor air reaches a comfortable temperature. Then, the air handler reduces its speed to maintain that temperature for the entire day. As a result, you preserve energy, efficiency, and comfort.
Since variable-speed air handlers don’t run at high speeds, they’re quieter than most other HVAC systems. They won’t keep you up at night, make your TV difficult to hear, or startle you with a loud click when they start working. Many models also increase and decrease speed gradually, so you’re less likely to notice when your HVAC system’s air handler starts, stops, or changes speed.
Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating has decades of experience. We can help you install, maintain and repair a variety of AC systems. Call us anytime for fast and friendly service from a team of experts.