Two-Stage Cooling Benefits Homeowners In The Long Run

Summers in San Antonio are long, humid and hot, and A/C bills can be high. If you’re in the market for a new A/C, consider one that offers two-stage cooling. Instead of running at one speed, these systems have compressors that run at slower speeds when it’s not so hot and switch to full power when the temperature rises.

Two-stage cooling offers you the following benefits over the long term:

  • Lower electric bills. Over night and during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, the compressor runs at a lower speed, requiring less electricity, lowering your bill.
  • Longer system life. Lower operating speeds translate to less wear and tear on the compressor, especially if the HVAC equipment you’re considering has a two-stage scroll compressor.
  • Reduced humidity indoors. With two-stage cooling systems, the air handler stays on longer, which removes more humidity from the air indoors. Drier air feels cooler and you may be able to turn the thermostat up a few degrees as the air dries out. You also slow the growth of mold, bacteria and dust mites when the air has less humidity.
  • Even cooling. The longer run times also circulate the air more thoroughly throughout your home. If you have rooms that receive a lot of south or west sun, they’ll probably feel more comfortable when you use a slower running speed.
  • Cleaner air. When the air handler runs longer, it filters more air, removing more dust, pollen and dander.

If you’d like to learn more about two-stage cooling and its long term benefits in our climate, contact Beyer Boys. We’ve provided HVAC and plumbing services in the San Antonio area since 1990.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in San Antonio, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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