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How Does An Inverter Aircon Help You Save Electricity?

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How Does An Inverter Aircon Help You Save Electricity?

No matter what aircon brand they are made by, inverter units are said to provide several benefits. For instance, they function more subtly than many other types of residential or commercial/industrial aircon. They are also less costly to maintain and do not constantly require aircon services such as an aircon chemical overhaul or aircon gas top up. Above all, inverter units are extremely power-efficient. This is since their compressor runs at a constant speed and therefore uses up less energy. As such, having an inverter aircon installed in your home or office can help prevent high electric bills.

 

How Does An Inverter Aircon’s Compressor Work?

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Whether it is a Mitsubishi or Daikin aircon, all air conditioners include a compressor. This functions by compressing refrigerant gas and then transforming it into liquid (hence why an aircon water leak happens when the compressor gets damaged). Hot air is absorbed into the AC inlet and then transferred to the refrigerant. Once the collected air has been cooled, it is distributed outward.

Unlike a non-inverter System 1 or System 2 aircon, the compressor of an inverter unit is adjusted via a motor which runs at a fixed speed. This is enabled when the refrigerant is being compressed and then switched off when the compressor stops functioning.

 

How Does The Compressor Use Up Power?

The constant enabling and disabling of the compressor motor in a non-inverter Mitsubishi or Panasonic aircon consumes vast amounts of energy. In fact, heavy amounts of power are required so that the motor can accelerate during the cooling process for enough cold air to be released. Power is also used up while the installed aircon’s compressor turns off.

Unlike a non-inverter unit, the compressor of an inverter aircon needs to control its speed to lessen its energy usage. If the aircon is not yet cold enough, the speed increases. When the cooling process has concluded, the speed is slowly decreased.

 

How Much Power Does A Compressor Consume?

Because the compressor motor of an inverter aircon slowly increases and decreases rather than being shut off quickly, the amount of power consumed is greatly reduced. As a matter of fact, an inverter aircon (like the Daikin RKS25GVMG / FTKS25DVM) saves at least 50% more power than a non-inverter aircon.  That said, the specific amount of aircon energy savings still varies depending on many factors. These include how frequently the aircon is in use after the aircon installation, the specific area being cooled, and ambient temperature.

 

Is Purchasing An Inverter Aircon The Better Choice?

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Though an inverter aircon (such as the Mitsubishi MXY-4G38VA2 / MSXY-FN10VE X3 / MSXY-FN18VE) can greatly reduce your power consumption rate, it is much more costly to buy compared to a non-inverter unit due to its inclusion of an inverter. Thus, only purchase an inverter aircon when you have taken note of the following:

  • Purchasing cost
  • How long the installed aircon will be used
  • The specific parts of your home which need cooling
  • Ambient temperature in your home and your desired temperature

 

Conclusion

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If you only intend to use an aircon a few times a day, purchasing a non-inverter aircon for home or office aircon might be the more practical choice. But if you feel that your aircon will be used for much longer, then consider having an inverter aircon installed instead. To know more about which aircon type is better-suited for your home, be sure to call Everyworks Singapore. Our technicians can help you decide what unit you need to install as well as give you tips on how to properly maintain and clean your aircon. See our price list to know more about our servicing costs.

 

At Everyworks Singapore, we strive to provide the best home maintenance services for Singaporeans. As such, we ensure fast appointment arrangements, immediate customer response, and highly fair and affordable costs for any services which you might need. Our extremely professional and experienced electricians, plumbers, aircon servicing technicians, and handymen also make sure that our clients’ repairs and installations are done thoroughly and quickly as seen on our many positive Facebook reviews and Google reviews. To learn more about our home services, feel free to view our past home maintenance articles and works. For quick appointment booking, contact our responsive customer support team either by sending a picture or quick text through our Whatsapp at +65 8241 0032 .

 

This article is reproduced from DW Aircon Servicing Singapore.

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