Technology today brings us things we could have hardly imagined 20 years ago, and we have more information at our fingertips now than ever before. With technology and information also comes more choice than ever before, and for some, that can be overwhelming. Fortunately, thanks to the vast amount of information that’s out there, we also have the option to educate ourselves, whether it’s watching a video online to learn how to caulk your bathroom or to teach yourself a new dance.
Some information is perhaps a little less exciting than other data out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Take furnaces, for example. Did you know that newer model furnaces can come with advanced technology that increases efficiency, saves money, raises the comfort level by adjusting the temperature for you, all the while being quieter than ever before?
Some furnaces today come with a variable speed motor, and it’s valuable information to know! A variable speed furnace represents the latest technological advancements in heating and cooling systems, think of it like a smart phone, only in furnace form.
Variable speed furnaces maximize your comfort by using technology that reads information from the environment around you and makes adjustments for you. Whereas traditional furnaces used a single speed motor, variable speed motors run on a wide range of speeds, depending on the input conditions. The motors in variable speed furnaces rely on incoming information to adjust its speed, and makes changes in light of certain factors—speeding up if the filter is getting dirty, for example, or making adjustments depending on the humidity levels it reads in the air.
Another bonus to a variable speed furnace is that it eliminates that noisy initial blast that you associate with older model furnaces. Instead, the motor gradually speeds up once it gets the information to turn on, and you’ll hardly even notice variable speed furnaces kicking in. Suddenly, you will be nice and warm (or cool!), and you’ll hardly have even noticed it happening.
Finally, and this is a big one, with the increased efficiency that comes with a variable speed furnace, the savings are higher on your bills at the end of the month. If you are considering repairing or installing a new furnace, a variable speed furnace will save you money in the long run.
So which furnace comes with variable speeds? At Lillie Family Heating, we find the Dave Lennox Signature™ Collection G32V and G60V gas furnaces are some of the best on the market when it comes to a furnace that offers you comfort, efficiency and less noise. New, efficient furnaces like these will also offer you better indoor air quality and improved humidity control.
If you have any questions about whether to repair an older furnace or install a new one, at Lillie Family Heating, we are here to answer any questions you might have about furnace installation and finding the right fit for you.