Variable Speed HVAC

All About Variable Speed HVAC Technology 

If you’re tired of watching your energy bills rise year after year, there may be a solution that’s simpler than you’d think. If your comfort system is old and outdated, it’s likely powered by single-stage cooling. Upgrading to a variable speed system will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of heating and cooling your home. Read on to learn more about how variable speed HVAC technology can benefit you.

What Is Variable Speed HVAC Technology?

The term “variable speed” can refer to the technology making up the compressor or the fan motor. As its name describes, variable speed HVAC technology allows your system to run at different speeds according to the cooling or heating demands of your home at any given time.

Variable Speed Compressor

Variable speed compressor technology creates the cooling capacity of your air conditioner or heat pump, allowing the unit to run at any speed between 30-100%. Keeping the unit from running at full capacity when cooling demands are not that high keeps the system running as efficiently as possible at all times.

Variable Speed Fan Motor

Variable speed fan motors are found in the air handler and even in gas furnaces, and allow the blower motor to run at various speeds to precisely control the cooling demand of your home or business based on the amount of air flow needed. How is this better than single-stage cooling? A variable speed fan running at half-speed to keep consistent temperatures throughout a space can use up to 75% less power than single-stage fans use to move the same amount of air.

How Can Variable Speed HVAC Technology Benefit Me?

Maximizes Efficiency

Variable speed HVAC technology produces the highest efficiency compared to all other cooling stages. As stated above, variable speed fans use up to 75% less power to move the same amount of air. That means you’ll spend less money to keep your home more comfortable. Because this technology maximizes efficiency, it also helps in prolonging the life of your comfort system. And, if you want to reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment, this system is a great option for you!

Improves Air Quality

The quality of air in your home should be a bigger priority than ever before, and it’s likely already a major concern. With so much pollen, dust, pet dander, and other allergens floating through the air of residential areas, you should be thinking of ways to protect the health and safety of your family. Variable speed systems can help improve indoor air quality by maintaining circulation of your home’s air, so airborne contaminants don’t settle in your home. When they’re constantly moving, they’re more likely to get caught by the filter and removed from the air you’re breathing inside your home.

For an even more effective way to remove airborne contaminants from your home’s air, check out our air purification systems. 

Reduces Noise

You should be relaxed in your home at all times, but a noisy comfort system will definitely get in the way. While single-stage comfort systems turn on and off at full capacity making a lot of noise, variable speed systems run continuously at various speeds to reduce noise pollution even when running at full capacity. 

Improves Whole-Home Comfort

All of the benefits mentioned above come together to improve your whole home comfort experience. On top of those benefits, with a variable speed fan running continuously, you’ll experience better air flow and more even temperatures throughout every room of your home. 

The variable speed systems offered by Gulfshore Air drastically reduce temperature swings, humidity issues, high energy bills, and short cycling. If you want comfort you can count on, contact us! Our factory trained technicians have tons of experience installing these systems throughout Northwest Florida and would be happy to provide you with a FREE in-home inspection.

What’s Next?

If you’re interested in a variable speed HVAC system for your home, contact Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. at 850-897-6540. We are a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Niceville, FL. 

Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have. We will also make recommendations as to which system will work best for your individual home, family, and budget. Feel free to email us at with any questions or inquiries. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and Instagram!

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