As a homeowner, you might be asking yourself how you can improve on the heating and cooling system in your home? Many families have typical HVAC systems that are costly to install, repair, and maintain on a regular basis. Through new technology there are options for you to explore to cut down on the cost heating and cooling your home while ensuring that you are saving money rather than spending more each year. First, you need to understand how a two-stage compressor and variable speed compressor work. Second, you need to know the pros and cons of each system in order to make an informed buying decision.
The option of a two-stage compressor is popular among homeowners for several reasons. They provide two different stages of air conditioning that comes in two speeds. You have high speeds for any type of severe weather and the low speed for calmer temperatures. There is one unit but it contains two compressors, one for the extreme temps and the second for the milder temps. This is perfect for extreme weather on both ends. The two-stage compressor offers greater efficiency compared to the single-stage compressor and more comfort. The two-stage turns on and off less and the two-stage compressor is able to handle almost any temperature with the low speed, which means it turns on and off less often. Having the two-stage compressor also removes more moisture from the air, which is perfect for the more humid parts of the U.S. However, the downside to the two-stage compressor is that if one of the compressors breaks down, it is expensive to repair or replace.
The second option for your compressor is the variable-speed compressor. The beauty of this compressor is that it has a driven compressor inside it. The driven compressor pumps out only what you need but not doesn’t sacrifice efficiency. It provides exact measurement of what temperature you need with less powering and cycling on and off. Variable-speed compressors also offer a slower startup of the compressor motor. You will experience precise temperature and humidity control and it can deal with the extreme highs and lows of the weather seasonally. Variable-speed compressors provide you with less cycling and longer periods of it running to ensure excellent efficiency in any climate. The con to the variable-speed compressor is that the cost may not always be worth it in areas that don’t experience the extreme temperature spikes.
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