Most people in Griffin, GA have heard of smart thermostats and are familiar with the savings they can provide on utility bills. But far fewer know of the savings a variable speed compressor can offer. These savings show up on utility bills and in the longevity of the HVAC system. These two components combined to increase efficiency to an almost astonishing level and can reduce cooling costs to a fraction of what they were.

Smart Thermostats

Thermostat technology has come a long way since the days of analog units that remain at a particular temperature until they are manually changed. Programmable thermostats were the next-generation that allowed people to set different levels of cooling for different times of the day. Today’s smart thermostats take variable temperatures even further by incorporating functions that learn your behaviors and routines. These devices can also calculate how long it takes to cool your home based on outside temperature and historical data. According to Energy Star, if everyone used a smart thermostat the combined savings would total approximately $740 million and offset 13 billion pounds of greenhouse gas every year.

Variable Speed Compressors

Older compressors that had only two speeds, on and off. On the other hand,variable speed compressors only work as hard as necessary to cool a home. They continue to run at a slower speed after reaching the desired temperature rather than running at full blast until the desired temperature is reached and then shutting off. This prevents wild fluctuations in indoor temperature and is a much more energy-efficient way to maintain a comfortable home. A variable speed compressor offers even greater efficiency when combined with a smart thermostat.

To find out more about energy efficient cooling, check out Meeks Heating & Air online or call 770-988-5644.

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