Is it time to invest in a new air conditioner for your home? In your research, you may have come across the terms single-stage and two-stage. Do you know what that means, or how to choose the right one for you? Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, explains what you need to know.
“The biggest difference between these units is the type of compressor the unit uses,” says Montgomery. “A single-stage air conditioner uses a compressor that only has one level of operation. That means it will only cool your home at maximum blast.”
A two-stage unit, however, operates on two levels. That means that on the hottest days, it will work at the highest level, and on milder days it will operate at a lower level. A two-stage unit has increased energy efficiency because it isn’t running on full blast every time you use it. That means lower energy bills for you.
When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, there are probably some common myths you may believe to be true. As the weather is cooling down and homeowners are turning to their thermostats to warm their homes, Phil Montgomery of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning dispels some myths and offers homeowners some tips.
“For many homeowners, they may make decisions about their homes heating and cooling system simply with maintaining a budget in mind,” says Montgomery. “While we know everyone looks at the bottom line, sometimes when that is all we look at, it can lead to problems. There are a few things I see and hear that I’d like homeowners to know are not in their best interest.”