We’ve seen a lot of advancements in air conditioning technology in recent years. The reason for this is mostly to improve the efficiency of these systems—helping them cool off your home better but cost less to run. Additionally, higher efficiency means your system doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job, and therefore lasts longer, too.
One such air conditioning advancement is the advent of variable speed cooling systems. Considered a pinnacle in Savannah, GA air conditioning systems, these are highly efficient and a great choice for many homeowners.
Taking a Closer Look at Variable Speed Cooling
When you live someplace like Savannah, you need reliable air conditioning! Given how much you use your air conditioning system, you also don’t want to find yourself paying any more than you should have to just to keep comfortable within your living space. Sure, there are some ways to improve the efficiency of an older air conditioner (and actually, we mentioned them below). However, the type of air conditioning system you choose in the first place is important.
This is where the variable speed system comes in. This type of air conditioner has what’s called an inverter-driven compressor. Basically, there’s a drive that adjusts the speed of the compressor motor in order to change with the cooling needs in your living space. A traditional air conditioning system has a compressor that only operates at one speed—with the compressor either on, or off.
You may be wondering why that makes a difference, or what sort of difference it makes.
Your air conditioner’s compressor motor is the component of the system that consumes the most electrical energy. Let’s say temperatures are a bit on the milder side, or you’re not home during the day. Well, pretty much any time you don’t need your compressor to operate at 100%, but you need your air conditioner to run to fend off the warmer temps, the variable speed cooling system enables you to cut down on your energy usage. Essentially, fewer on/off cycles and less power means better, more efficient cooling, as well as lower energy bills.
Additional Ways to Improve AC Efficiency
Maybe by now you’re thinking a variable speed air conditioner is a great option, but you don’t have the resources to get one right away. The good news is, there are some simple says you can boost the efficiency of your current air conditioner to lower the bills a bit. For instance, you should be changing out the air filter every 1-3 months during periods of use, as a clogged air filter can restrict airflow and cause your cooling system to work harder than it should have to.
It also pays to run your air conditioner while you’re gone, at a higher temperature than you would need if you were at home, to make it easier to reach your desired temperature when you do get home. This is far more efficient than leaving it off all day, letting your house heat up, and then “blasting” the AC as low as it will go once you’re home.
Contact AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. when you need air conditioning work done reliably and at a fair price.