Builders in residential construction can deliver homeowners more efficient and reliable home heating and cooling with variable speed HVAC systems.

These state-of-the-art systems, featured in the 2017 IBS New American Home, maintain a consistent temperature inside a home by automatically making minor, continuous adjustments in output all day and all night long, rather than cycling on and off to maintain a home’s desired comfort settings.

Much like a car on cruise control, variable speed systems intuitively adjust to changing conditions – in this case, heating and cooling needs – so homeowners can enjoy consistent home comfort. And because the system works only as hard as it needs to, it often works at lower, more efficient speeds.

Heat pump lowers speed to reduce cold spots
Variable speed heat pumps are able to slow fan speeds down as outdoor temperatures drop to reduce cold spots and use of supplemental heat. By automatically adjusting speeds while maintaining constant temperature, the result is a variable speed Heat Pump that is one of the industry’s most efficient systems.

Air conditioner adjusts to temperature swings
Variable speed air conditioners cool with precision, running at the exact speed needed to keep homes comfortable, even during times of wide temperature swings. With this technology, the variable speed air conditioner self-adjusts to cool homes precisely, even on the hottest days.

Customized zone by zone control
Variable speed technology works seamlessly with the right thermostat control by providing zoning for customized comfort throughout the home, helping eliminate those hot and cold spots.

Lower humidity and sound levels
Variable speed systems also efficiently circulate air around the clock to keep a home’s humidity levels to a minimum. Their longer run times and lower speeds consistently remove moisture from the air, reducing humidity levels for added comfort.

What’s more, sound levels are reduced with variable speed technology, down to an impressive 54dB on heat pumps and 55dB on air conditioners, producing less noise than a typical home refrigerator.

Many of these systems feature a communicating control board with refrigerant-cooled inverter, For example, the Trane TruComfort consistently optimizes its run speed, to provide continuous comfort within a half degree of the targeted temperature.

When a homebuyer is searching for a better heating and air conditioning system for their new home, consider a variable speed upgrade option that will ensure optimal comfort and reliability.

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