A Variable-Speed Air Handler Can Solve These 5 Problems

If you are looking for a way to decrease your heating and cooling costs, you may want to consider upgrading to equipment that uses a variable-speed air handler. Typically, most air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps use a single-speed air handler. This means they are only capable of running at one speed regardless of the heating or cooling demand.  This can wind up wasting a great deal of energy on days where the weather is relatively mild.

Equipment with a variable-speed air handler, on the other hand, is able to adapt to demand by varying the speed of the blower motor from low to high. This provides the following five benefits:

  • Energy savings: For much of the heating and cooling season, the fan on your equipment only needs to run on the low setting to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. As a result, you can save a great deal of energy.
  • Quieter operation: Unlike single-speed air handlers that tend to start up with a loud gush of air, variable speed systems start up quietly on the low setting. In fact, they are so quiet that you may not even realize they are running.
    Improved indoor air quality: With a variable-speed blower, the air is moved through your heating or cooling system’s air filter at a slower speed. This allows the filter to trap more unwanted particles and contaminants. Additionally, the blower operates nearly continuously so the air inside your home is being cleaned around the clock.
  • Reduced humidity: Variable speed systems provide superior control over humidity by running on low for long periods of time. Reducing indoor humidity can help to control mold growth and prevent structural damage due to condensation and rot.
  • A more comfortable home: Variable-speed air handlers eliminate the large temperature fluctuations that are common with single speed systems, helping your home feel more comfortable and inviting.

If you live in Florida and would like to learn more about how variable-speed air handlers can save you money and improve your comfort, contact us at Symbiont Service Corp.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about variable speed handlers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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  1. Margaret Grant
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    How much to change out my air handler to a variable speed handler? My home is a one-story with access in close proximity to the handler in the attic. The home is 1500 sf.

    • Debi Krieger
      Posted March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      An associate will email you today to get more information about your project.

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