Considered a basic unit, a single-stage system houses a compressor that runs at 100% capacity only. This system is either on or off and its job is to cool your home as quickly as possible. It remains on until it reaches your desired temperature, and then turns off, cycling back on once the temperature warms up.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
- Lower upfront cost
- Sufficient cooling and dehumidifying
- Lower efficiency than other units
- Not as quiet as advanced systems