Sometimes, “off” or “on” is not enough with your heating and air conditioning system. It is nice for you to have a variation that suits your actual situation. This is a benefit that a multi-stage furnace accords you. These HVAC systems are normally useful during the uncommonly cold winters or even scorching summers. Instead of just turning off or on, you can adjust the multi-stage heating and air conditioning systems to a high or low speed. Sometimes, you can even enjoy the higher-speed options in between. The multi-stage HVAC systems will provide consistent comfort throughout your San Antonio, TX residential or commercial property. Their heating or cooling capacity’s adaptability helps you meet your needs within significantly less time. These systems also have better efficiency and energy savings. So, what are the main benefits of having a heating and AC repair technician install a multi-stage HVAC in your home?
They Have Customizable Comfort
The issue with single-stage HVAC systems is that your home’s cooling and heating needs may fluctuate throughout the week. Today you could need more heating than yesterday, while tomorrow may be the hottest day in a long time. These temperature fluctuations are common. One-stage-fits-all is impractical for many summers for this reason. Fortunately, that is an issue of the past, thanks to multi-stage systems. When a heating and AC repair technician installs a multi-stage HVAC system at your home, you can tune it to the exact comfort level you need at your home. This means high speed for the scorching days and low speed for those mild days. The number of stages in an HVAC system directly impacts how they can control comfort at your home: the more stages, the higher the accuracy.
They Accurately Control Humidity
Humidity at home can prove a pesky problem, especially during hot summer days. It isn’t much you can do about the sticky, muggy outside weather. However, you can at least keep it off your home. While a heating and AC repair pro can install a dehumidifier, a multi-stage HVAC system will dehumidify the air better. Since these HVACs have longer low-speed cooling cycles, unlike the short, full-blast cooling cycles of single-stage HVACs, they are better at preventing an accumulation of humidity at your San Antonio, TX home. Do you want a more accurate humidity control? Have a heating and AC repair technician install a multi-stage HVAC in your commercial or residential property. Not only are their cooling cycles longer, but the cooling is also moderate, resulting in less extreme temperature changes.
Energy Savings and Efficiency
It doesn’t take a heating and AC repair specialist to understand that your HVAC expenditures will go up if your system is always running at full blast, as in single-stage HVACs. The thermostat will only fully trigger a multi-stage HVAC system when it detects a significant drop in temperature. The furnace runs at a low capacity the rest of the time. As a result, less energy is required to heat your home. According to the Department of Energy, multi-stage furnaces have an annual fuel utilization efficiency of up to 98.5%. This means that the fuel emitted in the flue gases is less than two percent of the fuel your HVAC uses.
You’ll only use the required energy if you can adjust the cooling rates of your HVAC system. This has several benefits. You’ll cut your energy costs dramatically, lessen your home’s environmental impact, and increase the return on investment for your heating and air conditioning system. Not to mention, your multi-stage system will undoubtedly increase the value of your home and attract potential buyers if you ever decide to sell it, both in terms of energy efficiency and other advantages that multi-stage systems provide. So, if you want to avoid those high energy utility bills, maybe you should talk to your heating and AC repair pro about installing a multi-stage HVAC.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Did you know the contaminant concentration in outdoor air is less than indoor air? Indoor air quality is critical to your home’s comfort and overall well-being. Most people spend most of their time indoors in the winter. It means they will inhale more contaminants if the indoor air is contaminated. However, you can ensure that this never happens by cleaning your air ducts regularly and replacing the air filters. However, there are other better solutions, such as having a heating and AC repair technician install a multi-stage HVAC system or an air purifier. Longer heating cycles are a feature of multi-stage HVAC systems. Additionally, longer cycles filter more air. The higher level of filtration may result in a noticeable improvement in the air quality in your house.
Eliminate the Energy-Wasting Bypass Operation
Cubic feet per minute (CFM) staging in HVAC systems based on zone weighting ensures independent control of the blower’s output. This gives the heating and air conditioning system a level of control needed to prevent high-stage air delivery unless you have sufficient air duct capacity. To eliminate the bypass usage, have a heating and AC repair technician install a multi-stage heating and air conditioning system. This means you will save on energy used for that bypass operation, which reflects on your monthly energy utility bill.
Optimal Register Velocity
Multi-stage HVAC systems effectively deliver cooled or heated air supplied into your San Antonio, TX home. This reduces stratification. The staging strategy will manage the operation of the high and low-speed blower motors, keeping the register velocity at an adequate level to effectively deliver the cooling capacity. Hence, if you want a unit that delivers what it claims, you should have a heating and AC repair technician install a multi-stage HVAC system at your home.
Do you still use the old, single-stage HVAC? Now might be the time for a change. Contact us at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio for a multi-stage HVAC installation.
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