Variable Speed Furnace
Living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, you know that winter is a long, cold season. But what is also important to remember is that our temperatures can vary a great deal, even in the winter. Our climate can go from cold to bitter cold in just a few hours. So you need to have greater flexibility to control the heat in your home, other than just the thermostat. That is why a variable speed furnace is ideal in our extreme climate, or in any environment for that matter because more control means more comfort in your home.
Moving Warm Air Throughout Your Home
You know that when you are feeling chilly inside your house, it is time to turn up the thermostat to increase the air temperature that will warm up the space. But what you might not be thinking about is the process of getting that much-needed heat distributed to all the rooms in your home. That job falls to the blower on your furnace. Once the air is heated, the blower is the force that moves the warm air inside your home's ductwork.
More Input For Added Comfort
All your average furnace does is get the air to your desired temperature and then move it through the house. It has no information regarding how fast to move the air. The blower is just on or off. The blower functions at the same rate or speed if the unit needs to increase the temperature in the house by 5 degrees or 15 degrees. However, with a variable-speed blower, there is more information and control over how fast that warmed air reaches the various rooms in your home.
The blower can use more force to significantly increase the house's temperature in a short period of time. In addition, the speed can be reduced to a more gentle wafting of warm air to keep your home's temperature much more consistent. The best part of the variable speed furnace is that you have more control over your home's heating for customized comfort from the first cool days of fall to the most brutally cold days of winter.
If you were concerned about increasing your energy bills for this total comfort, you are in for a wonderful surprise. The Office Of Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy has conducted a great deal of research comparing variable speed furnaces with single-stage options. The findings are conclusive that the variable speed option will save significant power and money. On average, the variable speed unit running at half speed will use up to 75% less energy than a single-phase unit moving the same amount of air.
So prepare to be more comfortable and have some extra cash in your pocket when you call 952-208-4570 to speak to the experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air about a variable speed furnace installation. We are here 24/7 to handle any heating emergency, or please feel free to schedule an appointment using our simple online request for service or a price quote for a new variable speed furnace for your home.