If you’re on the hunt for a new air conditioning system, you’ve likely heard the words single-stage, two-stage, and variable-speed thrown around. But while single and two-stage systems tend to be more common, variable-speed air conditioners are a convenient, efficient option for homeowners. So what is this technology all about? Read on to learn more.
What Is Variable-Speed Technology?
Put simply, variable-speed technology refers to the ability of a furnace or heat pump to automatically vary its operating speed. A furnace or heat pump with variable-speed technology can operate in increments of its full capacity. Current home comfort systems with variable-speed technology provide operating ranges from around 40 percent to 100 percent. But while home comfort systems can operate at 100 percent capacity, a home will rarely need its HVAC equipment to run at this level.
Benefits of a Variable-Speed AC
Variable-speed air conditioning systems tout numerous benefits for homeowners, but it all comes down to two main advantages: comfort and efficiency.
Variable-speed air conditioners can increase your home’s comfort in two ways. Since these devices have longer run times, the device has more time to remove humidity from the air. Also, your home will benefit from improved air circulation and fewer temperature inconsistencies.
When it comes to efficiency, variable-speed technology is king. While a single-stage air conditioning system has shorter, more frequent on and off cycles, a variable-speed AC runs at a lower setting for longer periods of time while also having fewer on and offer cycles. As a result, these systems use significantly less energy because it doesn’t need to constantly power on and off.
The Infinity® 19VS Central Air Conditioner 24VNA9
If you’re considering a variable-speed air conditioning system, the Infinity® 19VS Central Air Conditioner 24VNA9 is a great option that provides comfort and unbelievable quietness in a small package. The system boasts an impressive five-stage compressor along with:
- Up to 19 SEER cooling efficiency
- Sound as low as 56 decibels
- Optimal humidity and temperature control when managed by the Infinity® Touch control
- Variable, five-stage compressor operation for ultimate comfort and quiet
- Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System II™ design
- Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
- WeatherArmor Ultra™ protection
- Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
- 10-year parts limited warranty
Is a Variable-Speed AC Right for My Florida Home?
When it comes to investing in a new air conditioning system, you should take your home, lifestyle, comfort preferences, budget and the like into consideration. Ultimately, if you are looking for an air conditioning system that is extremely efficient and will create a comfortable atmosphere while potentially decreasing your energy bills, a variable-speed AC might be right for you.
At Sansone, our comfort experts are always available for you to consult with. We will work with you to determine the best fit for your home. Better yet, we offer FREE estimates on a new AC installation. If you’re ready to learn more, contact us today!
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