A typical furnace lasts for 20 to 25 years with proper maintenance. If your furnace has reached this age and needs a major repair or no longer provides you with the right level of comfort, now is a good time to replace it. New furnaces offer many energy-efficient features, including variable-speed blower motors. Read on to learn about how a variable-speed blower motor could benefit your Lehigh Acres, FL, home.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Variable-speed blower motors use less energy to heat your home. Most of the time, they operate at the lowest speed. When a big change in temperature is needed, such as when you make a thermostat adjustment, that’s when the furnace uses 100% of the blower’s power. Conventional furnaces always use 100% of the blower’s power. According to Energy Star, switching to a variable-speed blower motor with the Energy Star seal of approval could increase the furnace’s efficiency by as much as 15%.
Provide Consistent Indoor Temperatures
Variable-speed blowers promote more consistent indoor air temperatures. That’s because they cycle for a longer period of time. The heated air is evenly distributed through your home, so there won’t be any spots that are too cold or too hot. You’ll feel more comfortable. This type of furnace doesn’t wait for the temperature in your home to drop. It predicts how much heating is needed and cycles accordingly.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
A variable-speed motor has a longer heating cycle. This allows more air to pass through the furnace’s air filter. The air filter traps more of the dust, pollen, and other particles, which improves your home’s indoor air quality. If your household includes people with allergies or breathing disorders, they’ll probably be able to breathe easier.
For additional details about variable-speed blower motors, take a look at D & D Air Conditioning and Heating’s quality heating products, or contact us today for more information.