The Variable-Speed Blower Motor: It Can Extend The Life Of A Furnace
The amount of energy that your furnace consumes is in part determined by the blower motor. Upgrading to a variable-speed blower motor offers homeowners significant benefits that make investing in a new system worthwhile. Lennox, the oldest and leading HVAC manufacturer, offers homeowners several choices in variable-speed blower motors, such as the top-of-the-line variable-speed multiposition air handler. Wilmington-area homeowners can call on Lennox’ Premier Dealer Sobieski Services for help with selecting a Lennox product with variable-speed capacity.
In the past, all blower motors operated at a single speed. Set to “high” continuously, blower motors were able to distribute conditioned air throughout the home, but at a high expense. High-speed blower motors consume a lot of electricity, every minute that they are “on.”
Today, with advancements in HVAC technology, blower motors have variable-speed capacity, which means they are designed to respond with the exact amount of heat that the climate requires, on a minute-by-minute basis. Its advanced features, then, can allow low speeds when the weather is cool, and high speeds when the weather is really cold. In that way, variable-speed systems save on electricity consumption, and increase the overall efficiency of the furnace. Additionally, variable-capacity blowers last longer. When these systems run at lower speeds, they conserve the system, and the parts and components won’t wear out as quickly.
Additional benefits offered by variable-speed systems include:
- Enhanced humidity control: With the option of running at lower speeds for longer periods of time, these systems can take care of humidity better than a conventional A/C system.
- Better indoor air quality: With consistent operation at lower levels, indoor air quality is given a big boost because the air in your home circulates on a regular basis.
- Improved comfort: Multiple speed options provide better home comfort. Instead of strong, occasional blasts of heat, you get an even distribution of heat throughout the day.
Interested in the benefits of variable-speed furnace blowers? Trust your next upgrade to the best in the Wilmington area, and contact Sobieski Services today. Serving the greater Wilmington area, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
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