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3 Advantages of Scroll Compressors

Energy Savings

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 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, home quiet.

Energy Savings

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 that you can save valuable space as well.


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 can with conventional compressors.

Quiet Operation

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 experience. We can help you install, maintain, or repair your scroll compressor unit, as well as a range of other HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 877-692-9402 for great service.

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