When it comes time for a homeowner to purchase a new heating system, there are a wide array of options to choose from. While furnaces still remain the most popular choice, we’ve noticed that customers have become more and more interested in a furnace that has variable speed functionality. You may not be aware of what exactly a variable speed furnace entails, so we’ve broken down how they work, as well as some of the key benefits that come with these ultra-intelligent systems.
How Variable Speed Furnaces Work
The #1 job of any furnace is to provide maximum comfort, but to do this, the system must be able to attain the proper amount of airflow. Whether it be heating during the winters, or cooling during the summers, this is something that pertains to a furnace year round.
Unlike a traditional furnace that operates at just a single-speed, a variable speed furnace runs at a wide range thanks to its variable speed motor. These smart furnaces use technology to continually monitor incoming data from your system, automatically making airflow changes to meet your home comfort needs. These variable speed motors can vary the amount of air being circulated throughout your home, taking factors like dirty filters and the current indoor temperature into consideration. Essentially, the system delivers the exact amount of air your home needs to reach an optimal level of heating and cooling comfort.
More Benefits of Variable Speed Furnaces
Increased Comfort – Variable speed furnaces precisely control airflow so you can better control the temperature in your home. The more precise a system is, the higher the level of overall home comfort will be.
More Efficient – When being compared to a single-speed furnace, variable speed systems not only provide increased comfort, but also operate using roughly ⅔ less electricity. This will lead to a drop in utility costs from month to month!
Improved Indoor Air Quality – If the furnace is not set to be heating or cooling, the system’s fan will still be constantly spinning as long as it is turned on via your thermostat. Leaving your fan on will inexpensively circulate air throughout your home, allowing your filter to capture more airborne dust and debris, leading to better overall air quality.
More Humidity Control – High levels of humidity leads to more moisture, which can ultimately increase the potential of mold. A variable speed furnace is much more effective than a single-speed furnace at drawing in moisture from the air, helping to maintain healthy humidity levels and increased indoor air quality.
Interested in installing a variable speed furnace?
Delta has a system for you!
The team of HVAC experts at Delta has been proudly serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions heating and cooling needs since the 1950s. We are committed to providing our clients with cost-effective solutions and high-quality equipment.