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4 Benefits of Choosing an A/C With a Variable-Speed Air Handler

variable speed air handlerAre you trying to make it through one more summer with your old A/C system? Retiring an older air conditioner and upgrading to a new higher-efficiency model delivers immediate energy savings and enhanced comfort. One of the must-have features of new A/Cs that helps to deliver superior performance is the variable-speed air handler. This feature comes with several benefits.

Enhanced Comfort

Variable-speed air handlers use motors that incrementally adjust in real time to the actual cooling demand. Variable-speed motors start the cooling cycle quietly and ramp up slowly to cool the home evenly. Once the thermostat set point is reached, the air handler reduces output to maintain temperatures within one degree of your setting.

Greater Energy Savings

Variable-speed air handlers use less energy than conventional single-speed cooling systems. By utilizing slower speeds and less airflow volume per minute, you will see nice savings on your energy bills. Additionally, if your home’s A/C shares the air handler with the heating system, you will enjoy lower heating bills, too.

Humidity Control

Summers in the Fairfax area are generally hot and sticky. Fortunately, humidity control is an incidental effect of the cooling process. Water vapor in the air condenses on the cold evaporator coil and drains away. Longer cooling cycles with variable-speed technology removes more water vapor from your home.

Quiet Operation

With a variable-speed air handler, operation is so quiet that sometimes the only clue that tells you the A/C is on is your cool, comfortable home. Not only are variable-speed air handlers quieter than conventional types, but new A/Cs are equipped with noise-dampening technology so that you hardly hear a sound from the entire system.

To learn more about the benefits of choosing an A/C system with a variable-speed air handler, check out Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning’s home cooling solutions, or call us today at (703) 491-2771 for an appointment!

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