Why buy a two stage variable speed furnace?
Traditional furnaces are designed to heat your home, and keep you warm during the coldest weather.
Therefore, they operate at one level – high. That means that every time your furnace starts and begins heating your home, it is putting out the maximum amount of BTU’s that your furnace or HVAC system is designed for. The trouble with that is that in our area of the country the temperatures fluctuate and many winter days can be somewhat mild. On these mild days you don’t need that full capacity to heat your home. This is where the two stage variable speed furnace will help you feel more comfortable and save you money at the same time!
Unlike traditional furnaces that turn on and run at full capacity with each demand for heating,two-stage furnaces start out by running in its first stage, which uses only about 68% of its capacity.This reduced capacity is sufficient enough to warm your home on those mild winter days. When the temperature outside drops, the furnace will meet the extra demand by adjusting to the second stage in the heating cycle.
What are the advantages of two-stage heating?
With a two Stage furnace you get Efficient Operation:
Because the furnace spends the majority of its time operating in its lower capacity (first or single stage),it burns less fuel than a traditional furnace that always runs at full capacity and then shuts off when heating demand is met.
Thanks to two-stage furnace technology, the temperature inside your home should vary only a few degrees versus the larger temperature swings that are common with traditional single stage furnaces.
Because a two-stage furnace starts in its first stage, when the level and amount of heat required is lower,and runs in this stage the majority of the time, it greatly reduces the noise associated with furnaces that turn on and run full blast. Two-stage technology means quiet comfort.
Improved Air Filtration:
A two stage variable speed furnace provides more consistent airflow and with more consistent airflow comes improved air infiltration, especially if you have a high efficient air filter such as Electro Air, Generalaire, Aprilaire, White Rodgers or any other filter brand.
Variable Speed Technology
When your furnace is installed, the speed and airflow for your home is set depending up your specific situation, such as size of your home, etc.However, there are situations that can occur within the household to restrict airflow such as ductwork design, unit location, zoning or dirty filters, to name just a few.Think of variable-speed Furnaces and heating systems as your insurance for home comfort the way you prefer it.
The variable-speed technology ensures that your home receives the amount of air required to keep you and your family safe and comfortable.
Variable speed motors have intelligent technology that monitor incoming data from the blower and adjust accordingly so you can feel confident that your system is working to keep you comfortable.
The furnace that uses this technology is called the two stage and variable speed furnace .
The two stage variable speed furnace not only provides you with the most comfort of any other furnace on the market, it is also the most efficient!
With the two stage technology combined with the variable-speed technology you save money on your energy bill with gas as well as the electricity. This furnace is by far the cheapest furnace to operate. When you combine this furnace with a high efficiency air conditioner, a high efficiency air cleaner, humidifier, and a zoning system you will experience the ultimate in home comfort levels.
What are the benefits of variable-speed technology?
Variable-speed motors can actually save you money on your energy bill as they consume less electricity than standard motors.
Having a two stage variable speed furnace as part of your home’s comfort system means you will gain air conditioning efficiency or SEER. The higher the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) the more energy efficient the unit.This means even more energy savings for your residential home heating system .
Indoor Air Quality:
With the low operating costs of the variable-speed furnace you can run your blower 24 hours a day without the worries of driving up your utility bill. This allows your air cleaner to continuously filter your air removing the allergens and harmful pollutants from your indoor air. This also helps with removing hot and cold spots within your home which will make you much more comfortable. This is important for people with Asthma, Allergies etc.