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What is an Inverter Air Conditioner?

The air conditioner is a much loved electrical appliance; after all, it keeps us cool when it is unbearably hot outside. On days when you can see the heat radiating up from sidewalks, it feels heavenly to walk into your home to be greeted by a coolness of air. There are, of course, different kinds of air conditioners: Has anyone ever asked you if you know what an inverter air conditioner is? If not, by reading this article, you will be prepared when that day comes.

 What is an inverter?

If you understand how electricity works, you will know what an inverter is. For the rest of us, an inverter is as an electronic device that changes a direct current into an alternating current. A direct current is one that moves in only one direction, while an alternating current is constantly reversing its direction.

 So, what is an inverter air conditioner?

An inverter air conditioner is one that contains an inverter. There: That is simple enough. But what does this mean for an air conditioner? What is the effect of an air conditioner having an inverter?

Lower energy costs

An inverter air conditioner is less costly to run than a non-inverter air conditioner – between 30 and 50 % less expensive. This is not an inconsiderable difference to consider when choosing an air conditioner.


An inverter air conditioner is quieter than a non-inverter air conditioner. This is because a non-inverter air conditioner works by its compressor turning on and off as it works to maintain an appropriate temperature. We all want to live in an inner comfortable climate, though not at the expense of introducing a noisy appliance into our home.

 Even temperatures

We have all experienced, at one time or another, fluctuations in temperature that make one feel uncomfortable; we shiver and then feel a little too warm, in unwelcome cycles. One benefit of the inverter air conditioner is that it is able to maintain an even temperature.


As responsible citizens of the planet, we do not want to be careless in how we use energy; therefore we turn our air conditioner off, or at least way down, when we head out for the day. When we return home, the first thing that we usually do is to turn up the air conditioner and wait for the space to cool down. If our air conditioner is an inverter air conditioner, we can expect our home to cool down much quicker than if we had a non-inverter air conditioner.

 In closing

The inverter air conditioner has lots to recommend it; it is fast, quiet, energy-efficient and able to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature easily. Whatever could the downside be? Well, it is its cost. The inverter air conditioner costs much more than the non-inverter air conditioner. If you use an air conditioner frequently, you could recover some of this cost by saving on your electricity bills. Food for thought!

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  2. […] Also, the non-inverter air conditioner is less successful in achieving a constant or level temperature than its cousin, the inverter air conditioner. […]