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What is an inverter air conditioner?

Heating Trends, last updated on November 30, 2022

Compressors in standard air conditioners usually run at a constant speed. Only inverter technology monitors the speed of the compressor electronically.

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What is an inverter air conditioner?

The short answer is that the inverter is a reliable part of air conditioning technology that works to control the speed of the compressor motor in your air conditioner, while continuously regulating the temperature of your system. The inverter has a variable frequency, which means you can control the speed and output of heating and cooling - constantly and evenly heating or cooling the space.

Inverter technology reduces operating costs, and makes device operation more reliable, which means less malfunction and maintenance.

How does inverter technology work?

To sum it all up - the inverter controls the frequency of the compressor motor in the air conditioning unit. The compressor motor works to maintain and control the speed of rotation of the compressor, which starts the flow of refrigerant within the system and determines the required heating or cooling effect in your space.

Compressors in standard air conditioners usually run at a constant speed. Only with inverter technology is the compressor speed monitored electronically. The compressor runs at maximum speed if there is a large difference between the outside temperature and the room temperature, and the slowest when the set conditions are met.

The consequences are significant energy savings and increased comfort of living in such a space. The inverter device controls the speed of rotation of the compressor by varying depending on the frequency or effort. In order to regulate the speed of rotation of the compressor, the power is electronically changed. Inverter devices raise or lower the room temperature by changing the speed of rotation of the compressor. Once the set conditions are met, inverter technology reduces the speed of rotation of the compressor to save energy, and also to reduce sudden changes in room temperature.

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How does an inverter air conditioner differ from a standard air conditioner?

If you've ever seen an air conditioner that doesn't have inverter technology, you've probably noticed the unit's stop and start operation - when the compressor stops and starts again while working to maintain the perfect room temperature.

This stop and go is not only extremely expensive, but also a challenge - to accurately determine the perfect room temperature while also causing distracting noise. Fixed speed air conditioners consume much more power than is sometimes necessary, and can be quite distracting due to the inconsistency of the noise they make if you are in the room for long periods of time.

It is the most common occurrence in business premises, where office workers find a system without an inverter terribly frustrating due to stopping, starting and its inconsistency; which can also be a challenge if the system is set up in a bedroom. Changes in noise, temperature and a large difference in consumption are the main differences between inverter and non-inverter systems.

Inverters work fast

If you have ever turned on a system without an inverter, you have noticed that it can take some time until the system warms up or cools down enough, while an inverter air conditioning system starts working much faster than a system without this technology and reaches the desired temperature very quickly, which in return means much more comfort.

Inverter air conditioners are perfect for all types of spaces, be it home, shop or office, because they can quickly and continuously air condition the space, ensuring minimal consumption with perfect climate all day, every day. With potential savings of up to 65% compared to traditional non-inverter systems, most homeowners or businesses opt for inverter technology to enjoy the long-term benefits of inverter air conditioners.

Inverter technology saves electricity

One of the main reasons why people choose an inverter air conditioner is the fact that they can save a lot of money on their electricity bills. An air conditioner offers uninterrupted heating or cooling flow, rather than constantly stopping and starting, which reduces energy output and helps keep energy levels lower than non-inverter systems. The energy savings are substantial and far exceed the cost of purchasing the system compared to non-inverter models.

Heating with inverter air conditioning

If we turn on the air conditioner in a cold room where the temperature is around 15 C and remotely set the temperature to 25 C, the sensor on the indoor unit will register the temperature in the room, and the control electronics will, considering the temperature difference of 5 C, start the inverter compressor at maximum power in order for the air conditioner to ensure the set temperature of 25 C in the room as soon as possible.

As the temperature in the room rises and gets closer to the set temperature of 25 C, the compressor reduces its power, and when the set temperature is reached, the air conditioner goes into temperature maintenance mode, and the inverter compressor then works at minimum power and thus significantly saves electricity.