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Advantages That 2-Stage Cooling Systems Afford

Published on: August 9, 2012

Heating and cooling represents one half of people’s electricity bills on average. With the cost of energy on the rise, reducing the amount of power that it takes to cool your home can have a significant impact on your expenses. One of the best ways to lower your energy consumption is to have a 2-stage AC installation done. Upgrading your HVAC system with a 2-stage AC unit will lead to reduced power bills, improved air quality and increase the comfort level in your home.

The reason that having a new AC installation with a 2-stage system will lower your power bills is because these systems have two compressor speeds. The first speed is a lower speed for normal cooling, and the second speed is a higher speed to deal with cooling required on extremely hot days. The majority of your cooling will take place on the lower speed, which requires far less power than most standard air conditioning systems. Additionally, with 2-stage systems, the compressor runs all the time instead of starting and stopping, which uses a large amount of power.

Another advantage to improving your HVAC system with a 2-stage AC installation is that you have much better and even cooling of your home. As mentioned, with a 2-stage system your compressor is running constantly. Most air conditioning systems will allow your home to warm to a particular temperature before the compressor kicks in again. This causes the temperature in your home to go up and down repeatedly. However, if your compressor is not starting and stopping, the temperature in your home is stable, often within a degree of the thermostat’s setting.

Having a 2-stage air conditioning system can also greatly improve your indoor air quality. To begin with, since your compressor is always running, the air in your home is always circulating so it is fresh. Additionally, HVAC systems with 2-stage air conditioners are much better at removing moisture from the air, which reduces the chance of mold and mildew developing in your home. In southern climates, this is especially beneficial. These systems are also superior at removing debris and particles from the air in your home because the air is constantly being cycled through the AC unit’s air filters.

2-stage air conditioning systems provide outstanding cooling and air quality. They are also able to greatly reduce your energy consumption and therefore the cost of your power bills by adjusting your compressor’s output based on the cooling needs in your home.