What is an Air Conditioner Inverter

What is an Air Conditioner Inverter?

What is an Inverter AC?

A inverter AC is a air conditioner is an that is equipped with an inverted modulated compressor. An inverter changes the output of the compressor from direct to alternating current  allowing for the AC to run at variable speeds continually, according to what is needed,  rather than full power on or off.

Advantages of inverter AC

The advantages of inverter AC are many.

Among the top are the capacity of a inverter Air Conditioner to rapidly cool a room and keep the temperature steady and more evenly distributed.
Inverter AC continually monitors and regulates the temperature in the room.

Inverter AC uses a significantly less amount of energy than a standard AC
and does a much more efficient job.

And because the compressor never turns on and off on a inverter AC, the wear and tear is much less making breakdowns much lower than on a standard air conditioner.


Disadvantages of an inverter air conditioner

The main disadvantage of a inverter air conditioner is the upfront cost.

The price is not only much higher for an inverter air conditioner,  the cost of maintenance and repairs can also be very expensive.

Additionally, homes and buildings that use a inverter AC must be insulated very well for the savings better expected by switching to an Inverter will not be that noticeable.

Something to think about.

Pros and Cons of Inverter AC

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Inverter vs non inverter AC power consumption

The difference empower consumption between a inverter and a non inverter AC is pretty remarkable.

If you typically pay $100 a month to run a normal AC, you can expect to pay as little as $55 to $60 for inverter air conditioning.

And if your home is very well-insulated, you can expect to pay less.

What is dual inverter AC?

Dual inverter AC is the second generation of inverter AC.

And it is exactly what it sounds like. An AC with two inverters.

The advantage of adding a second inverter decreases the noise and vibration from a single inverter system.

It also exponentially decreases the amount of energy that is needed to cool down and regulate the temperature in a room.

Exciting and more exciting.

If dual was not enough, triple inverter AC’s have already begun to make there presence known.
Inverter AC

Should you jump on the inverter AC bandwagon?

It really comes down to the amount of AC you need.
If you live in a area where the climate is very hot, then the extra cost up front is well worth it.

And the extra expense can be seen as a investment that will eventually pay you back and more.

But if you live in mild climate in the air conditioner only gets ran a few months of the year, then the Energy savings will not be nearly enough to justify the high price.

But stick around awhile and you will probably be seeing the price of inverter AC’s drop. After all, with the trend already moving into triple inverters, how can the single inverter AC possibly compete?


An AC Inverter changes the output of a ac compressor from direct current to alternating current.

That changes the compressor from  “on/off”  cycling to variable speed cycling.

What is dual inverter ACWhat’s the difference? A lot.

  1.  An inverter AC uses much less energy because it never completely shuts down.
     On the flip side , a standard AC consumes a huge amount of energy because of the operating method of fully powering on then fully powering off to maintain the temperature designated on the thermostat.
  2.  An inverter AC keeps the temperature the same and more evenly distributed. Because the compressor on a inverter air conditioner speeds up and slows down with the fluctuation of the temperature, the temperature never has a chance to change.
    A standard AC powers off when the temperature is reached then powers on when the temperature exceeds the desired output.

The down side of inverter AC’s is the upfront cost. Though the back end savings may be well worth it according to your overall AC needs, the savings may not be worth it if you do not live in a climate that dictates the heavy use of an air conditioner.

The price of repairs is also accordingly higher.

And additionally you will need to ensure that your house is insulated very well to see the promised savings to your energy bill.

But that is today’s market. As inverter AC’s become more widely used and the market becomes more competitive, the price will come down.

Actually the future of air conditioning is looking pretty grand. As dual inverters and triple inverters become the norm, and air conditioning is integrated with air quality more as a standard,
Air conditioning should be much cheaper as well as being much healthier and efficient.

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Dennis Reed

Dennis Reed Owner and Author @ BreatheBetterAir.org