It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity!
We’ve all heard the saying before: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. In Pensacola and the surrounding area, it is, by all means, both.
When you are outside in the summer heat, there isn’t too much you can do to prevent experiencing both heat and humidity. However, within the past few years, advances in technology have provided homeowners with an opportunity to not only control the coolness level of their home but also bring the humidity level to a more comfortable setting.
Old, Conventional Systems
Less efficient, single speed compressors run at one speed: full blast. The largest consumption of energy by single speed compressors is when they turn on. A single speed compressor will run full blast until the temperature setting on the thermostat reaches the desired setting. Once that setting is reached, it shuts off. This might occur dozens of times per day, as shown in the graphic below.
A variable-speed compressor, also known as an inverter-driven or inverter compressor, allows the HVAC system to use only the amount of energy needed to deliver the cooling capacity that you need.
For instance, if it is 90 degrees outside, the air conditioner may need to run at near full capacity to handle the load, but when it is only 80 degrees, the load is lower, so the speed can change (hence variable speed). By only using the amount of power and energy you need, you’ll consume less energy, which saves money and helps Mother Earth at the same time.
Variable-speed heating and cooling systems usually run for longer periods of time but at a lower setting. Less energy and force means quieter operation and a better airflow. It’s cheaper to keep the system on at low levels than turning it on and off more frequently.
The longer, better airflow cycles also improve humidification levels, air filtration, and decrease the chances of duct leaks and comfort problems. This leads to more efficient systems that provide indoor comfort for many years.
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