A Variable Speed Furnace Maximizes Comfort in Your Cincinnati Home

by Greg Leisgang on November 18, 2013

Posted in: Furnaces

In contrast to standard furnaces that always supply warm air to your home at the same rate, a variable speed furnace can change the rate at which air flows through your home's ductwork. This has a number of benefits that can improve the comfort of your Cincinnati home in a variety of ways, including:

  • Decreased temperature swings - Since standard furnaces can only run at one speed, they always heat your home at the same rate. If it's not especially cold outside, the home will quickly heat up and begin to exceed the set temperature, forcing the furnace to switch off. The temperature then begins to fall until the furnace must come back on again. This results in frequent temperature swings in the home. Variable speed furnaces, on the other hand, can change the rate they're delivering heat so that the home gains heat more gradually and temperature swings are less prevalent.
  • Increased air circulation - Running for longer periods, even though it's at a slower speed, improves air circulation in you home, which helps prevent temperature differences from developing in different areas.
  • Quieter operation - A variable speed furnace spends much of its time running at less than full speed, which reduces the amount of noise coming from the ductwork. It also avoids making loud noises when changing speeds by doing so gradually.

In addition to the comfort improvements, a variable speed furnace can help you save money on energy bills. The fan uses less electricity than those in standard furnaces, and it helps the furnace perform more efficiently since it doesn't have to turn on and off as frequently, which takes extra energy. The efficiency increases can be especially significant if combined with other energy-saving features, such as a multistage burner that can further control the rate at which heat is being added to the home.

If you would like more information on variable speed furnaces and other advance features that offer increased comfort and efficiency, please contact us at JonLe Heating and Cooling today. We provide reliable, modern solutions to homeowners' heating and cooling needs throughout the greater Cincinnati area.

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