Advantages to a variable speed motor

Advantages to a variable speed motor

Posted by Kayla Stevenson on Oct 25th 2018

When you think about your home, what comes to mind? Is it relaxation and comfort? If so, you might be one of the millions of people who are motivated by making comfort a priority in your home. Your HVAC equipment can provide you with ultimate home comfort; especially with a variable speed motor.

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You may or may not have heard of variable speed motors and how they work to bring you a comfortable, relaxed home. The phrase “variable speed” links directly to your motor and works similar to a light switch that dims. We say a dimmer switch because it can gradually change from low power to high power, and adjust to your needs accordingly. A variable speed motor works very similarly. It can move at different speeds to push the heated and cooled air throughout your entire home. On the other hand, a traditional motor will switch the heat on until your home reaches a certain temperature and then it completely turns off. A variable speed turns itself down when your heating needs are lower and goes up on days you need more temperature fluctuation in your home. 

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When you set your thermostat's fan setting to on instead of auto, once the demand for cooling or heating is met, the fan will continue to run. While doing so, it runs at a very low RPM (revolutions per minute) to help circulate the air in your home. This will help even out the temperature throughout your entire home and help filter out the bad contaminants. These motors are made to run efficiently, and continuously running them costs less than keeping a light bulb on.

This motor has such advanced technology that it can take data from your heating and cooling systems and automatically adjust to your comfort needs by working at a range of speeds. Something that many people enjoy about these motors is the gradual speed increase, so you will never have to worry about a sudden, noisy blast of air. Variable speed motors will lead to a higher level of comfort to your home because they are immensely precise in operation. All of the benefits to this type of motor includes more comfort, efficiency, less sound, cleaner air, and enhanced humidity control.