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Variable Speed Technology Helps You Save!

Most air conditioners really only have two settings: on or off. Sure, you can adjust the temperature as you’d like. But no matter the temperature preference programmed on the thermostat, your air conditioner will only run at one speed until it reaches that temperature. Then, it will shut off, and turn back on again once temperatures get too high.

Today, you have more options. Installing an air conditioner with variable speed settings means the fan automatically adjusts as needed. This is important for two reasons: comfort and money!

Variable Speed Settings Allow for Temperature Accuracy

Your air conditioner has one speed: 100%. This is problematic when your air conditioner is trying to balance out temperatures. Let’s say the setting on the thermostat is 77°. When temperatures go up to 78° or 79°, the air conditioner will work at full capacity to get it back down to 77°, but it may overshoot.

It uses a lot of energy to cool everything down quickly, and potentially lower the temperature a bit more than is necessary, and then it shuts off completely. Shortly after, it starts up again—and uses a lot of energy to do so.

Variable speed fans, automatically adjust the fan speed setting as need, running at half-speed or a drastically reduced speed in order to keep temperatures within one or two degrees of the thermostat settings.

This Helps You to Save Money

The constant starting and stopping of a conventional one-speed air conditioning system can really wear it down. A variable-speed system does not have to keep turning on and off to keep you cool. Instead, it just runs at a lower speed, using less energy to do so.

Finding an efficient AC temperature that everyone in the home can agree on and then sticking to it is key to energy efficiency. Variable speed technology helps you do that!

AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. offers air conditioning installation in Bluffton and the surrounding areas, and we highly recommend using variable speed technology to cool your home! Let us to do a quality job at a fair price. Call today!

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