Posted on: November 30, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Air Conditioning
Inverter air conditioning is switched on, the compressor operates at a high speed in order to cool or heat the room quickly. As the room temperature approaches the set temperature, the compressor slows down, maintaining a constant temperature and saving energy.
Inverter air conditioners maintain set temperature by cooling when room temperature rises above the set temperature and heating when the room temperature falls below the set temperature.
According to the Consumer Energy Center, nearly half of that utility bill you receive every month pays for heating and cooling your home. That explains why homeowners are always looking for new ways to cut down on those costs. In 1980, Toshiba developed the inverter air conditioner. Proponents claim this technology enables these units to save 30 to 50 percent on a home’s cooling costs. However, inverter air-conditioners can be considerably more expensive than traditional air conditioning. That raises a pair of questions: How do inverters work and are they worth the cost?
How inverters operate. Traditional air conditioners have only two speeds for the compressor: maximum and off. As a result, these units cycle on and off regularly in order to first reach, and then maintain, a desired temperature. By adding a variable frequency valve, inverter air conditioners are able to operate at different speeds. Once the room is at the desired temperature, the compressor runs at a much slower speed, which enables the unit to maintain that temperature without working too hard. By not constantly turning off and on, inverter air conditioners are much more efficient and use less energy. Also, experts say inverter air conditioners likely will last longer because there is less wear and tear on the components of the system.
Other inverter benefits. In addition to operating more efficiently, inverter air conditioners operate more quietly than traditional systems. That’s because traditional air conditioners are regularly turning on and off with the compressor always operating at top speed. The inverter air conditioner operates most of the time at a much slower speed in order to maintain the temperature in the room. Inverters also maintain a more precise temperature. Once a traditional unit reaches the desired temperature, it cycles off and the temperature warms again until the unit cycles on. There is no roller-coaster effect with an inverter air conditioner.
The inverter air conditioning is the latest technology in the HVAC field that is becoming more popular due to its environmental friendly and energy savings approach. Providing comfort to the users is another big advantage of this kind of system. Call 713-766-3605 us for your home service and repair needs.
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