Get up to Speed on the Benefits of a Variable-Speed Furnace

by | Sep 9, 2019

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Keeping your house consistently warm in the fall and winter is a must for Wisconsin homeowners. But what’s just as important as keeping warm is staying within your budget. Fortunately, a variable-speed furnace can help.

A variable-speed furnace operates at multiple speeds, meaning that it doesn’t simply turn on and off like a single-speed furnace does. Rather, it runs at different speeds in order to consistently control the flow of warm air through your home. You may not think your furnace’s speed capabilities are a big deal as long as it’s working, but they are.

The experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning put together this handy guide on the difference a variable-speed furnace can make for your home comfort (and, more importantly, your wallet).

Lower Your Operating Costs

A single-speed furnace always runs at 100 percent, drawing as much energy as it needs while operating. Because a variable-speed furnace adjusts its speed to circulate warm air, it draws much less energy, which can save you on operating costs over time.

Extend Your Heating System’s Lifespan

A variable-speed furnace doesn’t cycle all the way on or off like a single-speed system. Instead, it runs consistently and simply changes speeds to keep your home exactly as warm as you want it. This reduces stress on the furnace, which can decrease the chance of unexpected (and costly) breakdowns.

Have Better Temperature Control

Consistency is a variable-speed furnace’s middle name. Where a single-speed unit will turn off once it reaches the desired home temperature, a variable-speed system will reduce its speed and continue to circulate warm air to maintain that temperature. Your home will stay comfortably warm instead of fluctuating between temperatures.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

With more (and better) airflow comes more opportunities for your furnace’s air filter to catch the dirt, dust, pet dander, and bacteria floating around your house. Fewer contaminants means a cleaner system and healthier air for you and your family.

For Just-Right Comfort, Trust the Pros at Gross Heating

At Gross Heating, we specialize in all things heating. If you want more bang for your buck with a variable-speed furnace, our team can handle every aspect of installation—from sizing your new unit to showing you how it works. We can even take care of maintaining it so you can rest easy knowing your heating system will last and operate at peak efficiency. Call us today for service at 262-783-6000 or contact us online.

Gross Heating & Air Conditioning
3260 N. 126th Street
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-783-6000
24-Hour Emergency Service Available

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