How to save money with an inverter air con
Take a look at this efficient air conditioner technology
One of the biggest concerns about air conditioning that every household has remains their electricity costs. Brisbane’s hot and humid summers make energy efficient methods a number one priority. This is where an inverter air con can step into the picture.
Inverter or non-inverter air conditioner?
First and foremost, before unveiling the benefits of this technology, let’s learn about the differences between an inverter and a non-inverter air conditioner.
Also known as conventional air conditioners, the compressor in the outdoor unit is either working at full power or completely shut down. This means that to achieve a good performance and comfort, the compressor needs to switch on and off every time it’s needed.
This can lead to more wear and tear on the compressor, since it uses much more power to start up each time. This kind of model can be cheaper to buy, yet they don’t have the long-term benefits that inverter models offer.
In this air con, an inverter is used to control and vary the speed of the compressor motor, similar to a car. In other words, the compressor from the outdoor unit doesn’t have to switch on and off continuously, but rather speeds up or down when needed.
By not having to stop and start several times a day, there is less stress on the compressor and the other parts of the system. You can see why most split systems on the market today are inverter models.
The advantages of inverter air conditioning
- Low running costs
As summer kicks in, your home’s electricity bill starts to be a very hot topic. And unrestrained use of your air conditioning could lead to astronomical power bills.
If you are planning to buy your first air conditioner or replace the old one, then it only makes sense to choose a model that comes with the inverter technology. While the initial investment may be slightly higher, your long-term savings will overcome any drawback.
This is probably as important as the benefit that we’ve previously mentioned. With the peace of mind that comes from having a highly efficient air conditioner, your family can use it anytime it’s needed. You could instantly turn on the cooling or preset your climate control to turn it on during hot summer afternoons. Enjoy your home comfort!
- Environmentally friendly
Inverter air conditioning systems are unquestionably friendlier to the environment than the non-inverter ones. For instance, if a room has been sufficiently cooled to your desired temperature level, the inverter scales down the power to only maintain that climate.
This low power mode leads to reduced electricity usage and environmental impact, which is why inverter models feature higher energy star ratings than non-inverter ones.
Air con inverter brands & technologies
Inverter technology was first introduced by Toshiba back in 1981 and since then they have always maintained a technological advantage.
Over time however, other big manufacturers started their own implementation of inverter technology, each with its own benefits. Most of the latest inverter air con models have a very strong focus on efficient operation, combined with low power mode, low standby power or other power-efficient functions.
To name a few, here are some of the most popular inverter technologies by brand:
- Toshiba – DC Hybrid inverter
- Mitsubishi Electric – Vector-wave Eco Inverter
- Panasonic – Intelligent inverter
- Daikin – Premium Inverter Ducted Technology
- Samsung – Smart Inverter
Contact Jaric Electrical for advice on the right air conditioner for your home
Inverter technology provides a more precise room temperature by continuously controlling the temperature, without experiencing the temperature fluctuations of fixed speed air conditioning systems. That means inverter air con systems are around 30% more efficient than fixed speed units and can reach the desired room temperature quicker.
Besides their increased efficiency compared to conventional air conditioners, they are quieter and feature lower operating cost. Due to their consistency, inverter systems can be more durable and reliable.Whilst the inverter systems may be more expensive than the constant speed air conditioners, this is balanced by lower energy bills overall. The payback time is approximately two years depending on the usage.
For more expert advice on air conditioning, call Jaric Electrical on 1300 452 742 or contact us online.