According to experts in the air conditiotiong trade Inverter (DC Inverter) aircons consumes approximately 50% – 70% less electricity than a non-inverter ac ( depending on specific circumstances and specific aircon brand). Considering South Africa’s electricity rates Inverter technology is definitely the way forward.
This means that for the inverter model, the cooling and heating is automated in an energy efficient and smooth manner. A sensor adjusts the power according to the current temperature. This is similar to the way the speed of a car is controlled via the accelerator.
DC Inverter Compressor
This compressor is meant to constantly regulate the desired temperature. Although this process is more complicated than it sounds but the essence of the variable speed is not to allow the compressor running at full power all the time it is put on but rather to control their operation as needed.
Powerful Heating Capacity
A wide operating range in both heating and cooling modes your inverter air conditioner will cool or heat your room even in extreme outdoor temperature and weather conditions. Initially the compressor will be on ultimate performance to cool or heat the room to the desired temperature quickly and then reduce operation speed once desired temperature has been reached.
Alternate Power Sources
R-410A Refrigerant is used mainly in inverter air conditioners. It is considered an eco-friendly refrigerant compared to other variations of refrigerant for example R-22 refrigerant which is now illegal to import into South Africa.
As an inverter air conditioner consumes less power it can easily be empowered by a solar panel or generator.
The inverter air conditioner is quieter in its operation. This is because unlike the non inverters, they don’t automatically turn on and off every time they reach certain temperature limits; instead they just cruise along maintaining and adjusting the temperature constantly. The inverter uses less power and as a result they work less and last much longer.
Due to the inverter technology voltage stays consistent during operation and does not fluctuate. An inverter air conditioner consumes low power, so the load on household electrical wiring is very low compared to a non-inverter ac.
Because the compressor motor of an inverter air conditioners works at variable speed, this functionality helps to maintain a constant temperature. This reduces noise during operation lower operating cost. The inverter AC units might be more expensive initially but considering the difference in energy consumption it is the preferred aircon.