When it comes to heating and air conditioning your home, there is the one thing that comes to my mind first, and that would be comfort.
Comfort is a lot more than just a cool house. There are so many aspects to being comfortable. Of course setting the thermostat on 72 degrees and getting 72 is nice, but if it sounds like a jet fighter and blows the curtains off the wall to get 72 that is not comfort.
If your jet fighter flyby comes on and brings your temp down to the desired temp and shuts off, gets hot and here comes another flyby, that is not comfort either. A person could wear out their television remote having to turn it up every time the unit comes on.
The way to remedy this issue is to have a good duct system and two-stage equipment with variable speed motors. With a two-stage system the unit runs a lot more, but it runs on low stage and low speed on the motor. This gives you a plethora of comfort!
First, slow speed and low stage will make the air much much cooler, removes tons more humidity and makes a correctly installed system almost silent. Now, that would be more like it. Removing the majority of the humidity will allow you to set the unit on a much higher temperature and you will still feel cool. Also the constant running of the system on low speed and low stage will even out the temperatures on your house from one room to another.
Oh, and one more thing, low stage, cost much less to operate too. So for the best comfort, and the lowest utility bills, choose two stage!!
This expert insight brought to you by Steve Fowler, owner of Fowler Heating and Cooling and Geothermal and an Enertech Global LLC geothermal dealer.
Steve Fowler is a lifelong heating and air-conditioning expert, starting to work for his dad’s company in southern Illinois at age 16. He installed his first geothermal system in 1984. His parents are now retired, but have happily watched as Steve has turned the family business into a thriving Enertech geothermal installation company. He heats and cools his own home and office with geothermal and he’s a strong proponent of the technology.