home
We speak HVAC so you don't have to
CONNECT with us!

our tools and detailed reports
can help you choose the best
furnace, boiler, heat pump or
central air conditioner.

See all questions

What is a a DC motor

Post created: 2013-01-22 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 447

This question was created on the page: https://www.furnacecompare.com/buying_a_furnace.html.


On 2013-01-22 JB wrote:

You can learn more about DC motors here: http://www.cozyworld.ca/fyi-ecm-dc-variable-speed-motor.html.

And here: http://www.ardentcanada.com/blog/dc-variable-furnace.html.

Here is what the second site said:

"The main benefit of DC motor is the cost savings to the homeowner, DC Power cost's a fraction of what AC power costs to run so in the course of the lifetime of the furnace a customer can save thousands of dollars and has been proven that a high efficiency furnace with a DC motor pays itself off faster and in full with just the energy savings than a furnace with a multispeed AC motor.

"There were some studies done in the past and it was proved that A DC motor uses no more electricity than a single 100 watt light bulb! Which is incredible compared to the energy a normal motor uses.

"Other benefits of some furnaces with DC motor is the Variable action of the motor which adjusts itself to the demand that it needs rather than a fixed speed that is associated with a multi speed motor which only has one set speed at a time and needs a service technician to adjust it higher or lower.

"Finally the DC motors are quieter and are the only furnace that qualifies for significant Ontario energy rebates. Currently there is $1,030.00 in Government rebates available to homeowners to switch out your old furnace with a DC furnace. To see if you qualify visit our home page and click on the "Green Earth Friendly" Button on the Right side of the Screen. There you will see a breakdown of the rebates."

To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present.  To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.


Your Answer


Name:
Copyright 2002 - 2016 furnacecompare.com