Inverter technology is not as new as some of the other advancements in the heating and cooling field. However, it is one of the more interesting. Since its inception to today, inverted technology has undergone numerous changes on its own. Some of it was to remain in step with the rest of the heating and air conditioning industry, while the rest of the advancements were made in an effort to bring inverter heating and air conditioning to more types of HVAC systems.
It was only in 2015 that inverter technology became available for more than just ductless air conditioning units. Nowadays, you can recommend this energy-efficient solution to your clients who own both central air conditioning systems, as well as heat pump units. It is this surge in availability that’s made inverter technology more popular among residential and commercial customers than ever. However, what is inverter HVAC and how does it work?
How Does Inverter Technology Work?
The most important operating principle behind inverter-driven air conditioning is its ability to modify the operating speed and capacity of the compressor. Other names for this type of HVAC units are variable speed or variable capacity air conditioning. In essence, an inverter-driven AC unit controls the output of your client’s system by lowering or raising the current supplied to the compressor in relatively small increments.
This allows inverter systems to never really turn off, causing high energy consumption to start again and causing much noise in the process. Instead, such systems have the capacity to operate at extremely low speeds for extended periods of time, providing the necessary heating and cooling without fully turning off the unit and causing unnecessary costs.
How Do Inverter Systems Compare To Standard Systems?
There are several differences between traditional and inverter systems, with one standing out as the most important. In standard HVAC systems, the compressor can only be fully turned on and fully turned off. However, this is not the case with inverter technology. With inverter air conditioning, it’s possible for the compressor to operate at varying speeds, providing a surge in cooling or heating practically in an instance.
Additionally, an inverter-driven HVAC system has the ability to go over 100% of operational efficiency if the situation demands it. Although the inverter compressor manages this only for short periods of time, it’s still enough to provide your clients with the instant relief they’re looking for on a daily basis.
What Are The Advantages Of Inverter Technology?
Since its beginnings in the 1980s, inverter technology has come a long way. During that time, it came a long way from its experimental inception to selling millions of units across the globe to residential and commercial clients alike.
But what is it that makes inverter air conditioning so intriguing to customers after such a long time. What benefits do these AC systems offer that separate them from the competition? Let’s explore the biggest advantages of inverter-driven air conditioning technology:
- Ability to achieve consistent temperatures in varying weather conditions by modifying compressor speed and capacity in real time.
- Increased energy efficiency due to the ability to work on low speed and without the requirement to completely turn the compressor off.
- Quiet operations achieved by lowering the compressor speed in situations where there is no need for full-capacity operation.
- Enhanced durability and reliability owing to the fact that the system is not under constant strain of operating at peak capacity.
- Improved comfort achieved by the capability of inverted-driver heating and air conditioning systems to work at varying speeds and provide different amount of cooling depending on the situation.