The typical forced-air heating and air conditioning system uses a fan that works in a manner that is fairly standard. The fan motor is off when temperatures are near the thermostat settings, and when air or heat is called for, it runs at full capacity to push air into the spaces of your home.
However, in order to be comfortable your home doesn’t really need the fan to run at full capacity. If your air conditioner ran at a reduced speed to cool the home down just a couple of degrees, you would save money and actually stay more comfortable than if it were running full speed ahead.
Why You Are More Comfortable When the AC Runs At a Lower Speed
When your air conditioner’s fan motor runs at full speed, it’s cooling down your home fast. And this may be necessary when the temperature in the home is 15 degrees lower than you’ve set your thermostat to.
But what about when the room is only about 2° off from what you would prefer? The fan runs at full speed ahead anyway, and you end up feeling colder than you need, especially if you’re right by the vents. Often, parts of your home are too cold, while others have warm spots that are missed over, since the air conditioner only runs in short spurts.
A variable speed blower fan runs at half capacity or less to keep air moving throughout the entire home, eliminating hot and cold spots without making the home too cold. This keeps everyone more comfortable!
Other Benefits of Variable Speed Technology
A fan with variable speed technology also offers several other benefits to the homeowner. You save money running your fan at a reduced speed and without so much energy wasted on such a powerful and frequent startup process. You also might notice that the air conditioner is quieter!
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