Even on the hottest Florida summer day, it can be uncomfortable to feel an icy blast of cold air when your air conditioner kicks on. With a variable-speed air handler, you get a constant flow of heated or cooled air, so you have more precise comfort control all year long.
A variable-speed air handler provides consistent airflow at a low fan speed. When additional heated or cooled air is needed, the speed of the fan increases until the thermostat temperature is met. This type of home comfort technology provides many advantages to you and your family:
- Quiet operation: If you have ever been jolted awake by the sound of your heating and cooling system coming on, you know how noisy a conventional system can be. Constant operation at a low speed is almost unnoticeable, and when the higher fan speed is needed, it gradually increases without making sudden noises.
- Enhanced air quality: Because variable-speed air handlers constantly filter the air that flows through them, the air in your home is much cleaner than with a traditional blower motor. Constant air circulation also means fewer odors and unwanted contaminants, because stale, old air is regularly removed and replaced with air that has just been through the air filter.
- Better energy efficiency: The electricity consumption of a variable-speed air handler is significantly less than a conventional system, saving you hundreds of dollars each year.
- Consistent humidity levels: When your heating and cooling system cycles completely on and off, it also affects the humidity levels in your home. How many times have you turned on the air conditioner not because you were warm, but because the air in your home felt too humid? Constant operation means a consistent humidity level, too.
- Improved home comfort: With no more major temperatures swings, you can feel comfortable all day long.
If you are interested in having a variable-speed air handler installed in your home, call the professionals at Conditioned Air in Naples, Fort Myers, Charlotte or Sarasota. We’ll match your new air handler to your heating and cooling system for optimal operation.
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