With the advent of new HVAC technology, many home owners are looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency, while also enjoying some of the comfort and convenience these updates bring to the table. Homeowners in Bath, Pennsylvania, are no exception. One of the best places to start squeezing in new updates is with your HVAC system. Here’s a look at some ways you can use the latest technology to improve your home.
Smart thermostats are one of the best-known HVAC system upgrades. Smart thermostats are similar to other thermostats, except much easier to use and so much more customizable. With the use of a smartphone app, all of your settings are suddenly easily changed, viewed, and updated with the tap of a finger. Meanwhile, you can also monitor your energy consumption and find potential ways to save.
HVAC Technology Includes Variable-Speed Motors
A variable-speed motor relates to the type of compressor used for your heat pump or air conditioning unit. The compressor is the heart of the system and powers its cooling capacity. With a variable-speed motor powering the compressor, your unit can run at any speed ranging from 30% to 100% power. This allows the system to better accommodate your cooling demands. Compared to a single-speed unit, these units are much more efficient.
Similar to a variable speed compressor, a two-stage compressor adjusts its power based on your cooling needs. However, unlike a variable-speed system, a two-stage compressor has two options: either 67% or 100%. The low stage is typically adequate for meeting a home’s cooling needs roughly 80% of the time, so it will save on energy, although a variable speed motor may save you a bit more.
If you’re looking to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, the professionals at Sullivan Heating, Cooling, Oil, and Propane can help. Call us at (610) 810-3992.
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