Maintaining the ambient temperature of an interior is essential to the comfort of a home. If in winter, having an efficient heating mode is required, the summer season requires the installation of an air conditioning system. Although the conventional air conditioning is energy-intensive, the inverter air conditioner is ideal for limiting its energy consumption. Discover the secrets of this state-of-the-art technology that offers optimal thermal comfort.
Is Inverter AC Good For Home Use: What is Inverter Technology?
Above all, don’t confuse Inverter and reversible: an Inverter air conditioner may not be reversible and a reversible system may not be the inverter.
The inverter actually refers to a compressor mode of operation. A conventional air conditioner alternates start and stop to maintain the desired ambient temperature. On the contrary, the inverter reduces the power of the compressor by up to 75% but never stops.
No more peak energy consumption with each restart, as the device rotates continuously, regardless of the outside temperature. Because the engine is less stressed, its lifespan is longer and the noise level lower.
Devices equipped with an inverter system have a very good COP (performance coefficient, the ratio between thermal power and electrical consumption).
How does an Inverter reversible air conditioner work?
Reversible air conditioners produce heat in winter (heating mode) and coolness in summer (cold mode), on the same principle as a refrigerator. The exterior unit is connected to modules inside (except for a mobile air conditioner which is usually a one-block air conditioner).
In cold mode, the interior units suck the heat from the dwelling and reject it through the external unit. In winter, it’s the other way around and you go into heating mode: the calories outside are heated and diffused in the house to maintain a pleasant ambient temperature.
Inverter technology also avoids the feeling of cold air current that a traditional air conditioning system can generate.
Choose your Inverter model
To properly scale your installation and save real energy, identify the number of parts you want to equip in order to know the power needed. The design of the product is also important if the device is visible, as is the sound level. Inverter technology exists on a single-block air conditioner (a single unit as for a mobile air conditioner) or split (several interior units and an external module), but also on gas or solar-powered appliances.
Be careful not to confuse reversible air conditioner and heat pump: the former is often more affordable, less energy-intensive, but also less efficient than the second. Ask for a free quote for reversible air conditioning
What budget should you budget for?
An Inverter air conditioner typically costs between $900 and $5,000. Reversible air conditioners equipped with Inverter technology are generally 10-20% more expensive to purchase than a conventional air conditioner. However, the way they operate saves 20-25% (most appliances are in energy class A or A).
The price is based on the power of the air conditioning system, the quality of the engine, the energy class and the mode of installation. An Inverter air conditioner typically costs between 900 and 5,000 euros, a price to which you must add the cost of the installation if you call on a professional (don’t hesitate to ask for quotes here). For a heat pump, the investment is more substantial (minimum 5,000 euros) and the intervention of a qualified installer mandatory. On the other hand, energy savings are also greater.