If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, then it is in your best interest to understand the differences between inverter and non-inverter air conditioning units. When it comes to choosing the right unit, you will want to consider energy consumption, how well it maintains a constant temperature, noise levels and how long it takes to reach intended temperature from startup.
Which Cost More at First?
Because the inverter is a more advanced model than the non-inverter units, they cost more upfront. According to this website: http://www.renergy.com.mt/products/air-conditioning-systems/ If the unit is being purchased for minimal, short term use then non-inverter’s can save you money. But it will be demonstrated here that in most situations the added upfront cost will be saved through lowering other cost with-in a few months to a year. After the first year, the inverter unit will continue to save you money.
How Do These Units Compare in Performance?
The inverter ac’s are generally 35% to 50% less expensive on power consumption. These units typically can get the room to its desired temperature much faster than the non-inverter units can.
Because the inverter air conditioners do not turn on and off, but rather run at lower or higher speeds to maintain intended room temperatures, they run much quieter and keep the room temperature much more constant.
There is simply no comparison when you take into account long-term evaluations. The amount of energy savings alone will easily pay for the added upfront cost. Usually, this difference is covered in the first year.
It might seem that since the inverter units run constantly as opposed to the non-inverter units which turn on and off intermittently, that the inverter units may wear down faster and need replacement more often.
This simply isn’t the case. By running constantly, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much so the unit doesn’t have to work as hard. For the non-inverter, the hard stopping and starting hiking gear not only means the temperatures fluctuate significantly, but also means the unit is working harder, which reduces life span.
Non-inverter units often keep the room too cold on very hot days, and when the temperature is moderate, the unit has a difficult time with temperatures fluctuating because the unit has let the room temperature get too warm, or has cooled it too much to be comfortable.
To understand how they function differently is not so difficult. The inverter units have a variable speed. The non-inverters have a fixed speed.
This means that when a non-inverter air conditioner is running it does so at a fixed speed. This last until the built-in thermostat determines that the desired temperature has been reached. At that point, it turns off until the thermostat registers that the temperature has fallen below or risen above the desired temperature.
Thebuilt in inverter air conditioner has a variable speed. When a temperature is above or below the set temperature it will raise its speed to reach the desired result. Once that result is achieved it will reduce its speed rather than turn off completely. This helps keep the room’s temperature more constant.