There are a number of unique features that are available with today’s air conditioners that help improve performance and efficiency. Along with things we’ve blogged about like a variable speed air handler and a zoning system, one common feature in high efficiency air conditioners is a two stage air compressor. So let’s take a look at what a two stage air compressor is and the various ways it can improve the cooling process in your home!

What is a two stage air compressor?

The compressors in single stage air conditioners only operate at one level no matter how hot it is outside. Two stage compressors, on the other hand, have a high and a low setting. The setting that the compressor uses depends on the cooling demand for your home.

Most of the time, a two stage compressor uses the low setting, which consumes a lot less energy. On days when it’s excessively hot outside, the compressor kicks into the high setting in order to meet the higher cooling demand in your home.

What are the benefits of installing an air conditioner with a two stage compressor?

  • Energy savings. As we mentioned above, two stage air compressors operate at a lower level a majority of the time. Hyde’s offers air conditioners with compressors that operate at between 50-70 percent capacity when in the low level. This can translate into major energy savings when compared to less efficient systems with single stage compressors.
  • Better home comfort. The low level that two stage air compressors use most of the time allows your air conditioner to run more frequently without wasting energy. This results in more consistent and precise temperature levels in your home.
  • Less system wear and tear. Because two stage air compressors allow your air conditioner to run more frequently, they minimize your system’s on-and-off cycling. This reduces the amount of wear-and-tear your air conditioner goes through, which often results in less breakdowns and a longer operating life for your system.

If you have any questions about a two stage air compressor, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Coachella Valley air conditioning company.