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What are the Advantages of a Variable Speed Furnace?

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small_8233501246Out of all of the features that are available in today’s high-efficiency and high-performance furnaces, a variable speed blower is one of the most beneficial. Today we’re going to take a look at how a variable speed blower works and some of the best advantages of installing a variable speed furnace in your St. Louis area home!

How does a variable speed furnace work differently than a single speed furnace?

In low-efficiency furnaces, the blower motor only operates at one speed that is programmed before the furnace is installed. That means that if two homes were to install the same model of furnace, their air handlers would operate at the same high speed even if their airflow requirements were dramatically different.

A variable speed furnace, on the other hand, operates at multiple different speeds and is able to adapt to the airflow requirements of a home at any given time. The blower will always operate at the lowest required speed and adjust to a higher speed when more airflow is needed (such as when your air filter starts to get clogged).

Advantages of a variable speed furnace that make it a smart investment

If you have any questions about the advantages of a variable speed furnace, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area heating and cooling contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Maryland Heights, O’Fallon and St. Charles.

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