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The Variable-Speed Blower Motor: An Impressive Component of Furnace Efficiency

Posted on: January 12, 2012

Your heating system includes a blower as one of its primary components. If you’re considering an upgrade, it’s worth your time to explore how a variable-speed blower motor can increase your home comfort and savings.

Variable-speed blower motors enhance home comfort

When a furnace blower has the ability to function at a variety of speeds, and do so continuously, it enables you to benefit by:

  • Upgrading home comfort. Variable-speed technology allows the furnace blower to cycle on at a lower speed, where as single-speed systems have the capacity to provide just one speed: high. But the weather doesn’t always require high speeds, with the furnace blower blasting hot air throughout the home. Milder winter weather in the Charlotte area often calls for minimal amounts of heat, and variable-speed systems can respond to those needs with the precise delivery of heat. Adjusted speeds also provide a more even heat throughout the day, helping you to avoid alternating hot and cold zones that conventional blowers generally deliver.
  • Boosting energy savings. By distributing exact amounts of heat on a daily basis, you’ll save energy, because you’re not wasting energy with a system that’s always on high speed.
  • Increasing indoor air quality. With a variable-speed blower you can run your fan continuosly to circulate air through your system’s filter more often, and improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Variable-speed blower motors drive savings

It’s the motor that really boosts energy savings, and variable-speed technology uses a more efficient motor that consumes less electricity to operate. And if you want to use your furnace blower to enhance indoor air quality by allowing it to run all day long, you’ll need a high-efficiency motor, like an electronically commutated motor (ECM), to accomplish this task, without breaking the bank on energy consumption.

You can gain considerable advantages, namely comfort and savings, by upgrading to a heating system with a variable-speed furnace blower motor. For more information, or to ask our experts a question, contact Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical today! We’ve been serving the Greater Charlotte Area as a local family-owned company since 1972.

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