You’ve been a good homeowner and you’ve made sure to keep a close eye on your HVAC system. You’ve done all of the proper maintenance over the years, but let’s face it, this type of equipment doesn’t last forever. You know it’s time for a new air conditioning system, but you’re not sure if you should go with a single-stage or a multi-stage system. Well, you’re in luck – we’re going to break down some of the differences below:
Single-Stage vs. Multi-Stage
So, you’re probably wondering, “what are the main differences between the two types of cooling systems?” The answer is quite simple and it all comes down to the types of compressors.
A single-stage system only works at one speed. In other words it cools your home at full power at all times.
A multi-stage system works at different speeds. It normally operates at full power during the hottest summer days and at a lower speed on milder days.
Benefits of a Multi-Stage Cooling System
- Precision: more consistent cooling efficiency and a better balance between temperature and humidity.
- Efficiency: when a multi-stage system detects milder days, it works on a lower setting which saves you lots of money in electricity costs.
- Reliability: since multi-stage systems cycle on and off less frequently, they typically don’t require as many repairs and have longer lifespans.
Think Levine! For any of your heating and cooling needs, including air conditioning installation, think Levine & Sons. Give us a call today and we can get you out of the heat. Remember, when you call Levine & Sons, we get the job done right the first time.