Today, homeowners have the choice of a single stage furnace, a two stage furnace, also known as a multi stage furnace, or a variable speed furnace. At Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you choose the right heating system for your needs and budget. For most homeowners, this will be a dependable two stage HVAC system.
Benefits Of Two-Stage Heating
One of the benefits of choosing two-stage heating is that it offers a more energy efficient way to heat your home. Unlike a single stage HVAC system, two-stage heating equipment does not operate at full capacity every time it is turned on. Whereas a single stage furnace will always run at full capacity when it is heating, even if it’s not necessary, a two stage furnace offers two separate heating stages for better comfort and efficiency.
Most of the time, a two stage heating system will function at about 65% of its maximum capacity; however, when necessary, this heating system can function at full capacity to provide the heat needed to keep your home comfortable. Since it is not always necessary to operate at full capacity, the two stage HVAC system is able to deliver more consistent heat for less temperature variance and more comfort.
Additionally, a two stage heating system typically provides quieter operation. This system will start sooner, keeping room temperatures more consistent, but it also eliminates the need for a sudden burst of heat. By functioning at a lower capacity over a longer period of time, the heating system is noticeably quieter.
Another benefit of this low speed operation is that it allows the air filter to capture more airborne particles. The air continually passes through the filter at a slower rate and more pollutants are removed from the air that is distributed into your home.
With more reliable heating and better energy efficiency, it is easy to see why so many people are turning to two stage heating to provide a comfortable home environment. The cost savings and quieter operation are excellent reasons to consider a two stage furnace for your home.
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