Differences Between an Inverter AC and a Normal AC
When you go to buy an air conditioner for your home or office, you want to pick the one that is more efficient, consumes less power, provides more cooling and is pocket-friendly. You get the AC that ensures you and your loved ones get the most convenience, comfort and breathe clean air.
Today, inverter technology in the air conditioners is becoming a more popular choice among homeowners because they offer better power efficiency and make less noise. Here are some of the most prominent differences between an inverter air conditioner and a non-inverter air conditioner.
|Inverter Air Conditioners||Non-Inverter Air Conditioners|
|More Eco-friendly than the non-inverter AC||Consumes more electricity and produces Chlorofluorocarbons that damage the ozone layer.|
|Makes less noise than the normal AC||They can be noisy|
|They last for longer period||Their life is shorter than the inverter AC’s|
|Cool or heat the room faster than non-inverters.||Can take longer to cool or heat up the room than inverter AC’s.|
|Constantly regulates the speed of the compressor motor.||The compressor motor runs on the fixed pace.|
|Comes with a wide range of air filters such as HEPA, blu, carbon, etc.,||Features the standard air filters|
|They are comparatively expensive than the regular non-inverter AC’s||Cheaper than the inverter air conditioner|
|Can save up to 50% energy||Doesn’t save energy.|
|Maintains a certain temperature in the room||Works till a certain temperature is reached then turns off so the temperature keeps on fluctuating.|
Non-Inverter Air Conditioners
They are fixed speed air conditioners that work on a fixed amount of electricity. The compressor of the non-inverter AC keeps on working with the fixed pace; it’s either maximum or minimum, off or on. When the compressor is on, it runs at the full capacity. For this reason, it ends up consuming more electricity and overcooling the room. When the temperature of the room reaches the desired level, the compressor stops while the fan continues to run. And when the temperature of the room changes, the compressor turns on again.
Inverter Air Conditioners
Inverter technology in the air conditioners was first developed in Japan and is now being used around the world for air conditioners as well as refrigerators. In Pakistan, this brilliant technology comes only in Cool and Heat DC Inverter.
In inverter air conditioners, the speed of the compressor changes to give energy efficient operations and cooling or heating according to the requirement.
Much like the accelerator of a car, the compressor in the inverter technology provides power according to the need. In inverter AC’s, the compressor remains on but it draws more or less power depending on the requirement and the current temperature of the room.
Benefits of Inverter Air Conditioners
Every AC is designed to give a maximum peak load. For example, a 1 ton air conditioner is made for a certain size of area and 1.5 AC is designed for a larger area. Not every AC is for different sizes of area you want to be cooled. A non-inverter AC of 1.5 ton will keep on running at full capacity when the compressor is on. On the other hand, an inverter air conditioner will run continuously but it will take on as much power as it is required to keep the temperature stable where you want. It automatically adjusts its power according to the requirement of the area. This technology draws less power and consumes less units of electricity than the non-inverter air conditioners.
Though inverter air conditioners adjust their capacity according to the requirement of the room, it is important to consider the size of the air conditioner according to the size of the area. Therefore, make sure that you calculate the requirement of the room and choose the right tonnage for it.
Is Inverter AC slower in cooling down the room than a regular air conditioner?
No, not at all. Actually, it is the opposite of that. Though the non-inverter AC blows the cool air but it doesn’t cool down and controls the temperature of the entire room. On the other hand, an inverter AC controls and maintains the temperature of the room instead of cooling or heating it up in a jiffy. So, technically, an inverter AC does cool down the room faster than a non-inverter air conditioner.
Does an inverter air conditioner save more energy than the regular air conditioner?
Yes, an inverter air consumes up to 50% less energy than that used by a regular air conditioner. A simple 3-star 1.5 ton inverter AC can save as much as 7% of energy as compared to a non-inverter AC.
Is inverter technology available in window AC’s?
Yes, many brands have started to manufacture inverter window AC’s because of their high demand in the market.
Hamza Subhan is a digital content director at Price In Pakistan. He lives in Lahore. He keeps an eye on every new item in the markets of Pakistan and his hand on the pulse of Pakistani people to provide them with the information that they need about the product. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from UET Lahore. His keen passion for the latest technology, gadgets, and knowledge about electrical appliances led him to launch Price In Pakistan. He is the main hand behind the articles related to electrical home appliances and gadgets. When he is not looking out for the new technology and writing about it, he is playing guitar and singing for his friends.