Improve Energy Efficiency With A Variable-Speed Blower Motor

Even during some of the extreme weather that New York State can experience, it’s possible to substantially improve your home’s energy efficiency simply by upgrading to a variable-speed blower motor in your heating and cooling system. Whether you want to go green and be environmentally friendly or would just like to save some hard-earned money, a variable-speed blower motor can help you accomplish both goals beautifully.

To put it simply, a variable-speed motor in a furnace does just what it sounds like it does. It adjusts its speed to calibrate how much air flows through your HVAC system, only working as hard as necessary to achieve the temperature you set on the thermostat. In most homes, this means that the blower is working at a low speed continuously, rather than cycling on and off at full-blast, the way that conventional, single-speed blower motors work. This accomplishes significant energy efficiency, since at the lower speed, a variable-speed blower only uses a fraction of the energy of a conventional blower motor. It helps keep your home at a more constant and comfortable temperature, too.

Variable-speed blower motors can work in tandem with zoned temperature control in your home, allowing you to control the temperatures from room to room. Perhaps the family room needs to be warmer while the family is gathered there in the evenings, while the utility room can be cooler to save energy. This type of energy efficiency basically allows you to shut off the heat in unoccupied parts of the house.

These motors can also improve air quality and humidity levels in your home. Continuously circulating at a low speed, the air in your home gets constant filtration. Similarly, humidity control is enhanced by the continuous circulation.

The best variable-speed blower motors are very quiet. This only adds to the level of comfort in your home.

The friendly professionals at CR Wolfe Heating and Air Conditioningcan answer all your questions and help you find the variable-speed blower motor that’s best for your home. With improved air quality, optimal humidity, zoning control and cost savings from better energy efficiency, your HVAC system can definitely benefit from a variable-speed motor.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about energy efficiency and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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