I have decided upon a heat pump system with a two-stage compressor. I live in southern Georgia and plan to live in the house forever. Most people tell me that the two-stage compressor will really improve the comfort level in the house. It also comes with the higher SEER unit which I want.
My first Question is how does it improve the Comfort? In what way? I was told the VS air handler should help humidity control -- does the Two-stage system just help even more?
My second Question is will the two stage compressor run a lot longer than a normal compressor? Seems if it runs at a lower capacity much of the time it will actually have to run longer than a normal compressor to heat/cool the house. I realize that running at lower capacity can reduce expense -- my fear is that after being accustomed to my old single speed compressor I will think that my new HP unit is running all the time. I actually enjoy the periods of the year that my system does not run much or at all.
Can anyone help me understand the benefits or disadvantages of a two-stage compressor.
Thanks in advance.