Aside from promoting good energy-saving habits in your family, an efficient furnace is an easy way to reduce your energy usage. A variable speed furnace uses a fan that has the ability to change speeds, allowing you to increase your energy savings even more. The fan speed is controlled automatically and will ramp up or down depending on your heating or cooling needs. Here are three great benefits of having a variable speed furnace when looking at upgrading your HVAC system of your Denver metro area home:
Highly precise temperature control: Input from your thermostat will adjust the setting of the variable speed fan motor automatically. More heat required will result in a faster fan speed, delivering warm air quickly to your entire home. Once the thermostat has sensed the desired temperature has been reached, the fan speed will ramp down to continue to keep your home a comfortable temperature.
Lower energy consumption: The fan will continue to operate when the set temperature has been reached, but at a much lower speed. The longer operation cycle of the fan means it will need less energy to keep the house at the same temperature, so you’ll have a more comfortable dwelling as well as lower energy bills.
Reduced noise levels: The fan will ramp up and down from the intended speed when it turns on and off. As the change in noise is always incremental, you’ll notice the fan noise much less than with a constant speed blower motor. And as mentioned previously, you’ll have a much steadier temperature in your house with fewer hot air drafts or cold spots, due to the fan ramping up and down first.
For more information on the benefits of having variable speed furnace in your northern Colorado home, or for any other issues related to home comfort, contact the Rheem Pro Partner today! We’re proud to serve homeowners in the Denver metropolitan area, as well as Colorado Springs, Northern Colorado, and Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming.