Inverter AC: Working Principle And Benefits

An inverter is an electrical device that controls the electrical frequency. An inverter air conditioner has a device that controls the frequency (revolutions) of the compressor motor. Below is an overview of how an inverter AC differs from the non-inverter type, and how inverter ACs might be better.

1. How Inverter ACs Operate

To understand how an inverter AC operates, you need to understand how a standard (non-inverter) AC operates first. When you switch on a standard AC, it starts cooling the room slowly until it reaches the temperature set on the thermostat. After that, the compressor turns off, and the AC stops cooling until the temperature begins to fall, at which point the AC switches on again. Thus, a non-inverter AC operates in a series of on and off cycles.

When you switch on an inverter AC, the inverter switches on the compressor at full speed. The compressor runs with high revolutions per minute (RPMs) until the room temperature matches the set temperature. After that, the inverter reduces the RPMs to maintain the temperature.

Since the compressor reduces its RPMs without switching off, an inverter AC is able to maintain the set temperature for a long time. In case the temperature starts to fall, the compressor increases the RPMs to accelerate the cooling.

2. Benefits of Inverter ACs

Here are some of the benefits of inverter ACs. You can learn more about these benefits by contacting AC installation services like Bowen Refrigeration.

Fast Cooling: An inverter AC will get your home cool and comfortable faster than a standard AC. The fast cooling is possible because the inverter AC starts at high power (high RPM) from the minute you switch it on.

Minimal Temperature Fluctuations: An inverter AC doesn't switch on and off. The continuous cooling enables the inverter AC to avoid the temperature fluctuations that plague the non-inverter ACs.

Energy Efficiency: Most appliances consume more power during startup than during operations, and ACs are no exception. In fact, the startup wattage can be as much as twice the running wattage. A non-inverter AC, therefore, consumes a lot of energy since it has to switch on and off several times. An inverter AC is more energy efficient since it doesn't have to cycle on and off.

Silent Operations: Most ACs are noisier during startups than during operations. This constant cycling on and off makes non-inverter ACs quite noisy because they have to start up every short while. Again, the inverter ACs don't have this problem because they don't cycle on and off.

Durability: Lastly, inverter ACs are also durable because they don't cycle on and off. Air conditioners can experience considerable strain when during startup, and the strain leads to accelerated wear and tear.