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3 Advantages of Scroll Compressors

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How can scroll compressors improve the performance of your Hilton Head, SC home’s HVAC system? Keep reading to understand more about the benefits of this type of compressor.

Scroll compressors have two identical spiral-shaped or scroll-shaped parts. One scroll uses an electric motor to rotate around the other. This compresses air or refrigerant for your HVAC system by pushing it toward the center of the scrolls. Scroll compressors are more efficient than standard compressors that use pistons. A scroll compressor for your HVAC system can save more energy, last longer, and keep your home quiet.

Energy Savings With Scroll Compressors

A heat pump or air conditioner with a scroll compressor can help you save energy and lower your utility bills. In fact, information from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that heat pumps with scroll compressors can produce air that is 10 to 15 degrees higher than air from standard piston compressors when in heating mode. A small scroll compressor can produce the same amount of hot or cool air as a larger piston compressor so you can save valuable space as well.

Two-Stage Scroll Compressors

A two-stage scroll compressor allows your system to modulate the speed of the compressor from 25% to 100%. A system that is 100% on or off will produce noticeably cool air when on and you may feel warm when it’s been off for a bit before it comes back on. Modulating capacity in small increments with a two-stage scroll compressor means you’ll enjoy more consistent temperatures throughout your house.

Improved Durability

Scroll compressors don’t have as many moving parts as other types of compressors, so breakdowns are less likely. They even work better over time. As the scrolls become worn, they fit together better and keep more air or refrigerant from escaping. If you forget to change your air filter, dust, dirt, and other pollutants won’t cause a malfunction as easily as they would with a conventional compressor.

Quiet Operation From Scroll Compressors

Since scroll compressors have few moving parts, they’re much quieter than other heaters and air conditioners. They don’t have any noisy valves, and they produce less vibration. You’ll notice a low hum when your scroll compressor is working, but it won’t be as loud as the sounds from a typical piston compressor. You can sleep with no interruptions, and you can watch TV or talk to friends or family without struggling to hear over your HVAC system.  

McDevitt Air has over 35 years of HVAC experience. We can help you install, maintain, or repair your scroll compressor unit, as well as any other HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 877-692-9402 for great service.

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