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Variable Speed Air Conditioner

Variable Speed

If you have an air conditioner, chances are it is a single speed compressor. They will turn themselves on and off continuously throughout the day, keeping your home cool. You will want to choose an air conditioner that is the correct size for your home. We can check your home and recommend the right air conditioner for you.

What is Variable speed

In order to keep an indoor temperature that matches the setting on your thermostat, they should be maintained. They operate continuously at less than 100% capacity. Sometimes as low as 25% or 30% capacity. They will run for much longer cycles than single stage air conditioner units. Sometimes they might run all day, especially if it is summer out.

Benefits

A variable speed compressor will typically run longer so it can dehumidify your home during the day. Relative humidity increases whenever the air conditioner is not on. This makes you feel hotter and more uncomfortable. This can happen if the air conditioner is too large for your home.

A single stage compressor will cool your home with cold air before it turns itself off. If the temperature changes, then it will turn back on. Most of your air conditioner’s electricity draw occurs when it turns on, not while it’s running. In the summer, a single stage compressor turns on and off a lot. This process is called short cycling.

If you are worried about indoor air quality, you can choose a variable speed unit. These can also help to clean and purify the air in your home. Since they dehumidify indoor air more effectively than a single stage unit, a more efficient system helps you in several ways. It can eliminate mold growth in bathrooms and kitchens. Also, it can prevent the proliferation of dust mites. The unit can create conditions that are inhospitable to insects. This will also help to filter and clean the air, while making the air conditioner more efficient. More air is cycled through your return ducts, which results in a lower volume of air contaminants.

K&S has been your trusted Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical partner since 1988.

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