What if you could increase indoor comfort while decreasing energy costs? That’s what some Sun City West homeowners are achieving with variable-speed heat pump installations.
Single-stage heat pumps are on or off. These units generate just enough cooled air to reach the thermostat setting before turning off. When the indoor temperature goes up a few degrees, they cycle back on to restore the temperature to the desired setting. Single-stage operation can create hot and cold spots, so homeowners are constantly adjusting the thermostat. Constant cycling causes equipment wear and tear while consuming excessive energy.
Two-stage cooling has two modes: high and low. The low setting can maintain desired temperatures 80 percent of the time with longer run times. That eliminates uncomfortable temperature swings common with single-stage systems. Two-stage cooling saves on energy because it doesn’t have to operate at full speed very often.
Heat pumps with variable speed motors rarely run at full capacity. Fifty percent capacity is generally sufficient to achieve the desired indoor comfort levels. Variable-speed technology can precisely orchestrate air flow throughout your home to maintain consistent indoor comfort. Some systems adjust to temperature fluctuations as small as 1/2 degree. They use only the precise motor speeds needed to maintain thermostat settings. A variable-speed motor may run continuously without cycling while consuming 1/5th of the energy consumed by single-stage systems.
Benefits of Heat Pumps With Variable Speed Motors
- Reduce energy usage by not cycling.
- Maintain ideal indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
- Reduce airborne contaminants with greater air circulation and increased air filtration.
- No hot or cold spots.
- Save energy with the lowest effective motor speeds.
Are you curious about how much money you could save with a variable-speed heat pump installation? Visit Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, or call us in Sun City at (623) 201-5118 to schedule a free consultation and quote.