Dallas Home Cooling System Upgrades You Can Feel Good About
Today’s advanced cooling systems are all about comfort – and saving you money. Not only will your home be more comfortable than ever before, you’ll use less energy. Air conditioning is essential during a humid Dallas, Texas, summer, but using your air conditioning can often come with high utility bills.
If your unit is more than 10 years old, you may be considering a replacement. Replacing an older air conditioning system can help you avoid having to face inconvenient, expensive breakdowns. Discover ways you can save money, help the environment, and improve your home’s indoor air quality by upgrading your HVAC system.
There are several signs that it may be time to upgrade, and they should be considered carefully.
If you’re looking to upgrade your furnace, or even your entire heating and cooling system, an important feature to consider is the type of blower motor in your air handler.
The blower motor determines the amount of air the your furnace or air conditioner should deliver to your home. And this affects how efficiently your system runs as well as your level of comfort.
In this post we’re going to discuss the differences between a single-speed and a variable-speed blower and the 4 benefits of the variable-speed blower.
Single-speed blower vs. variable speed blower
Think of a single-speed blower as working at “all or nothing” speed. In other words, whenever your furnace or air conditioner is working, the air comes out at one consistent speed, never slowing down or speeding up.
A variable-speed blower gradually increases or decreases the amount of air based on the necessary cooling or heating load required for your home.
So, that means that no unnecessary electricity will be used by the blower.
With that in mind, the variable speed blower comes with 4 great benefits that make it superior to a single-speed blower.
The 4 benefits of variable-speed blowers
Because of how the variable-speed blower works it can:
- Provide more comfort – Since a variable speed blower runs for a longer period of time at a lower speed, air is constantly circulating. This helps eliminate hot and cold spots in your home.
- Lower your utility bill – Variable speed blowers run at a constantly low speed and increase only as needed, saving you money on your utility bills.
- Make less sound – Since the variable speed blower runs your fan at a slower speed most of the time, there’s less air and therefore less noise going through your air ducts.
- Produce better air quality – With the slow but constant circulation of air throughout your home, your HVAC system’s air filter will frequently capture more contaminants, helping you breathe easier. This is great for those with asthma and allergy problems.
So what’s the downside?
Variable speed blowers sound too good to be true, right? Well, the only downside is the slightly higher initial cost.
However, you can recoup the cost through increased energy efficiency, which translates into lower utility bills.
Benefits of Upgrading to a New Air Conditioning System
Any of our trained technicians at Berkeys Plumbing can show you how to find your SEER rating and do a cost-benefit analysis to see how long it would take to recoup your investment for a new unit. You should notice an immediate decrease in your monthly utility bills (as much as 50%!) and you won’t need to schedule repairs as often. Additionally, you can expect even levels of comfort throughout your home or business. A new system produces cleaner forced air, which is good news for anyone who suffers from respiratory ailments. Call us (214) 238-8353 today for your AC unit replacement.
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