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Variable Speed Compressors Benefit AC Systems in Cincinnati, OH

Variable Speed Air Conditioner Technology | Nelson Comfort

Homeowners in Cincinnati, Ohio, need reliable air conditioning during the hotter months of the year. However, not all air conditioner compressors are equal and can have big financial consequences. Singe-stage compressors and two-stage compressors are typical in most older air conditioning systems. With new advancements, variable speed compressors are fast becoming the most efficient and money saving on the market.

Single-Stage Compressors

Single-stage compressors operate on one speed, which is full blast. This is the most common cooling method that most people know. The air conditioner is either 100% on or a 100% off, there is no in between. Single-stage compressors also have shorter and more frequent cycles of on and off. This type of compressor is cheaper but the operation of it is more costly than a two-stage or variable speed compressor.

Two-Stage Compressors

A two-stage compressor has two stages of speed. There is the high speed for weather that is extreme and low speed for milder temperatures. Since it has two speeds, it doesn’t turn on and off as often as a single-stage compressor. It can also remove moisture and is a more efficient option compared to single-stage compressors. Unfortunately, if the compressor breaks down it can be more expensive to repair or replace.

Variable Speed Compressors

The variable speed compressor utilizes various speeds. This compressor is more efficient since it only pumps out what it needs to reach an ideal temperature. Reaching the exact temperature that is needed is possible with less powering and cycling on and off. They offer slower startup of the compressor motor and quieter performance. With humidity control and precise temperature, a variable speed compressor can deal with extreme temperatures regardless of the season. Variable compressors might be more expensive but the energy saved and money saved is much higher compared to a single or two-stage compressor.

Don’t waste your time on an air conditioning system that is expensive to repair or increases your monthly energy bill. Call Nelson Comfort today and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff about what a variable speed compressor can do for you and your future!

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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