How does an inverter air conditioner work?
If you’ve listened to a few air conditioning commercials or done a little bit of research ahead of your purchase you’ve probably come across the term inverter before – but what does it mean and does it make a massive difference if you have an inverter in your air con system or is it all just a big marketing ploy?
It seems every time you open up an electrical flyer or turn on the TV there is an advertisement about inverter technology and the benefits of using electrical items with inverter compressors. But to the everyday consumer what does inverter mean, how can it help you with your running costs and is the option of choosing electrical items with inverter technology just a fad?
In this article, we explore what an inverter is exactly, the benefits of purchasing a system with an inverter and the ways your inverter technology can help you to control the speed and functionality of your air conditioner system to ensure you get the perfect climate control year round.
What is an inverter air conditioner?
First, thing’s first, what exactly is an inverter air conditioner and why is it so fancy?
The short answer is that an inverter is a trusty piece of air conditioning technology that works to control the speed of the compressor motor within your AC system while working to continuously regular your system’s temperature.
An inverter has a variable frequency, which means that you can control the speed and the heating and cooling output so you can consistently distribute heating or cooling evenly throughout the process.
Available in high-end brands such as Panasonic and GE, inverter technology in AC units is highly sought after because inverters work to lower operating costs and also contribute to a more reliable system, meaning fewer breakdowns and maintenance.
Inverters are popular for consumers as they offer economic benefits for users and lower a unit’s running cost, which can contribute to considerable savings over the long run. If you own an office or workspace and are looking to install air conditioning, choosing a unit with inverter technology will allow you to reduce your electricity output and lower energy bills. The small price difference for buying a system with inverter technology will save you in the long run, making inverter air conditioners well worth considering when you’re in the market for a new air conditioner.
How does the inverter technology work?
Without getting too technical, the inverter controls the frequency of power that is supplied to the compressor motor within the air conditioning unit. The compressor motor works to maintain and control the rotational speed of the compressor, which powers the refrigerant flow within the system and manages the cooling and heating required within a room or dedicated space.
The huge drawcard for inverter technology isn’t simply the cost savings of having a more efficient technology in your air conditioner, but the huge reduction of power consumption for the life of the air conditioner.
How is an inverter different to a standard air conditioner?
If you’ve ever been in a house with an air conditioning system that doesn’t have an inverter you would have noticed the stopping and starting that goes with the unit as the air compressor stops and starts as it works to maintain the perfect room temperature.
This stopping and starting is not only expensive, it makes it a challenge to pinpoint the perfect room temperature all the while causing disruptive noise as the system stops and starts as people within the room move around, the property heats up or cools down due to sunlight or clouds, and as the environment changes within the space.
Fixed speed air conditioners churn up a lot of energy and can be quite distracting due to the inconsistency of the running noises if you are in a space for a long period.
Office workers can find a non-inverter system terribly frustrating due to the stopping and starting and inconsistency of power; this can also be a challenge if the system is set up in a bedroom or space where you require a quiet area. The noise and temperature changes are the main differences between an inverter and a non-inverter system.
Why should you purchase an inverter System?
The reason inverters are popular is due to the fact they have intelligent technology that works to adjust as the room and temperature adjusts around it.
Gone are the days of needing to constantly change the temperature on the remote as the room and environment change, inverter technology does all the hard work for you and figures out when more people enter the room, there is a sudden gust of cool or hot air and if adjustments need to be made in the temperature to meet the desired level set by the owner or user of the system.
Economically friendly air conditioning option
One of the main reasons why people choose an inverter air conditioner is the fact that they can save big bucks on their electricity bills.
The air conditioner works to seamlessly offer a flow of heating or cooling rather than stopping and starting consistently, which lowers outputs of energy and helps to keep energy levels lower than non-inverter systems. The energy savings are considerable and far outweigh the cost of purchasing the system compared to non-inverter models.
Enjoy a whisper quiet system
If you’ve every needed to sleep when a split system non-inverter is running, you’ll be well aware of the noise as the system turns on and off constantly throughout the day or night.
Non-inverter systems are noisy, and there is no escaping that fact and they also chew up power as they make their noise, making for a loud and expensive heating and cooling experience.
Inverter air conditioning systems last longer
Let’s face it, none of us wants to buy electrical items over and over as they wear out and inverter systems have a longer life comparatively to non-inverter systems.
The secret for an inverter air conditioning systems long life is due to the fact that the technology is more efficient which doesn’t make the system work as hard, with the flow on effect being that your heating and cooling system will stand the test of time and you shouldn’t need to fork out for a new air conditioner as quickly as you will with a inverter.
Inverters work quickly
If you’ve ever turned on a system without an inverter you would have noticed that it can take a while for the system to heat up or cool, an inverter air conditioning system starts working a lot quicker than a system without this technology and reaches the desired temperature quickly, meaning you’re not needing to wait around while your home or office reaches the desired temperature. Inverter air conditioning systems are perfect for all types of spaces, whether it be a home, shop or an office as they can perfectly climate control an area quickly, ensuring the space is comfortable for individuals within the space in record time.
With potential savings of up to 65% compared to traditional non-inverter systems, most home or business owners opt for inverter technology to enjoy long-term benefits. If you’re in the market for a system that offers smart technology and the latest heating and cooling functionality, you really can’t look past an air conditioning system with inverter technology.
If you’re ready to save money on your electricity bills consider an inverter air conditioning system
Savvy homeowners and business owners are choosing inverter systems for their cost savings and genuinely economical features. Inverter systems are quieter and provide a far more environmentally conscious air conditioner option compared to standard units.
Its well worth keeping inverter technology in the mix when you’re looking to buy an air conditioner. AC systems with inverters in them offer considerable reductions in running costs and can wind up lasting a whole lot longer that systems without the technology, which can wind up saving you in maintenance, repairs, replacement and new installs.
If you’re looking to install air conditioner in your home in Adelaide and are looking for a reliable and knowledgeable company with the customer service and know-how to provide the best system for your air conditioning needs speak with the team from Rite Price Heating and Cooling. We’re owned and operated in Adelaide and provide a complete and comprehensive service for our customers. Whether you’re looking to install a split system or a ducted air conditioning unit, we offer a complete range of some of the best air conditioners – both Australian brands and international brands.
Get in touch with the team from Rite Price Heating & Cooling to discuss your air conditioner needs and find out more about whether inverter technology is suitable for your home or commercial space. Visit our website www.ritepriceheatingcooling.com.au or phone the team today to find out more about how you can install the latest air conditioning technology and save big bucks on your energy for your home or office.