Variable speed furnace technology provides Humphrey Heating and Air with the opportunity to offer superior solutions to our customers. While single- and two-stage HVAC equipment can be effective, variable-speed technology truly presents consumers with more energy-saving potential and significantly improved home comfort, with less noise.
How it works:
The term variable speed refers to the furnace’s fan motor, which moves at different speeds to precisely control the flow of heated and cooled air throughout your home. Better airflow control means a better balance of temperature and humidity. For any furnace, providing maximum comfort means achieving the proper amount of airflow. Unlike conventional single speed motors, a variable speed motor runs at a wide range of speeds. Using intelligent technology, it continually monitors incoming data from your heating system. Their outputs vary according to the conditions of the home and it automatically makes the adjustments necessary to meet your comfort needs.
Though variable-speed units tend to be more costly to install than single-stage or two-stage HVAC equipment, they can operate far more efficiently (uses only 75 Watts of power per hour, compared to 400 Watts per hour from a conventional blower), offsetting the initial investment from the homeowner.
What does this mean for you? Significant savings on monthly utility bills!
In Salt Lake City, Utah, the installation of some variable speed furnaces will qualify for a $400 rebate from Questar gas and a federal tax credit! *Ask for more details from your HVAC certified technician
Please note: these incentive offers are expected to end in the near future. If you are thinking of replacing your furnace, act now, while the savings are still available!
Variable speed motors run on lower settings 60-80% of the time, resulting in less noise. A variable speed furnace also ensures quieter operation with technology that combines variable speed operation with sound-reducing design. The furnace slowly ramps up to speed, so there’s no sudden blast of air at startup.
Better Indoor Air Quality
When the fan is in the “on” position, variable speed furnaces will continue to slowly and inexpensively circulate air throughout your home. Because air is constantly passing through your filter, it is able to capture and trap more contaminants, resulting in fewer pollutants making their way through the vents and into the air you breathe. Variable speed furnaces will make an upgraded filtration system even more effective.
Enhanced Humidity Control
When moisture levels are high, there’s a higher potential for mold growth and other pollutant problems. Compared to a single-speed furnace, a variable speed furnace is more effective at drawing moisture from the air for improved air quality and comfort. When the compressor first comes on, a variable speed fan is running at a slow speed. That catches the humidity and pulls moisture from the air. A variable speed fan doesn’t let go of the humidity load until it is down the drain and out of your home.
Our variable speed furnaces use two stages of heat. This feature will help reduce hot and cold spots in your home. More air circulation will provide an even temperature throughout your home. In the winter, they will help with that cold basement. You will notice the difference and will not want to be without a two-stage variable speed furnace once you experience the year round comfort it provides.
Contact us at Humphrey Heating and Air to discuss if a variable speed furnace is the best choice for your home. These furnaces are ideally suited for Utah’s four seasons. Our technicians can provide you the information you need to decide if a variable speed furnace is right for your home. Our no pressure estimates are free of charge, call today 801-294-2757.