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 Cooling

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

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.

Variable-speed Cooling

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.

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