We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
What is two-stage cooling? Two-stage just means that the compressor in the A/C has two settings, the full-on setting and a lower one. Standard A/C systems usually feature a compressor that only operates at the top speed. It’s either chilling air at full blast or it’s off, which means it’s “short-cycling,” or turning on and off frequently. This can waste energy, stress parts and lead to uneven cooling in your home. A compressor can only remove humidity while it’s running, so a standard A/C that only runs in short bursts can really let the humidity build up, which makes the house feel even warmer.
How does two-stage cooling work? In two-stage cooling, the compressor runs on its lower setting most of the time, generating a constant, low level of cool air and constantly sucking excess moisture out of the house. During the hottest part of the day, when more cool air is needed, the compressor will kick on the high setting for as long as necessary, and then maintain the temperature with the energy-saving lower setting. Because two-stage compressors work to avoid the big temperature fluctuations in the house, they don’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable and cool. Adding a programmable thermostat to the mix creates even greater energy savings with less hassle.
What are the benefits of two-stage compressors? Here’s a quick run-down of the top benefits:
Increased energy efficiency
Increased adaptability to outside or inside conditions