Have you heard the term ‘inverter’ air conditioner and ever wondered what that means?
According to Mitsubishi Air Conditioning inverter technology is a cost reduction strategy whereby,
“Inverters electronically control the electrical voltage, current and frequency of electrical devices such as the compressor motor in an air conditioner. They receive information from sensors monitoring operating conditions, and adjust the revolution speed of the compressor, which directly regulates air conditioner output. Optimum control of operation frequency results in eliminating the consumption of excessive electricity and providing the most comfortable room environment.”
You will typically find that when replacing your air conditioner, installing this technology is recommended to minimise the electrical consumption of the unit. With rising energy prices, its hards to not want to install electronic technology that aims to minimise electrical consumption.
Do Inverters perform better than conventional air conditioners?
Not with respect to heat transfer. As discussed earlier they perform better with respect to operational cost, and as new models come onto the market, they all typically now all have inverter technology in their circuitry.