Difference Between Inverter Aircon And Non-inverter Aircon

When building a new house or refurbishing a building you need to have an air conditioner installed. An air conditioning system will keep the temperatures cool within the house, as well as standardizing the humidity within. There are two main variations of the air conditioning system, the inverter aircon, and the non-inverter aircon. It is hard to make a decision between the two before you know what is involved in each. Here are some of the features of both systems.

Inverter vs. Non-inverter Aircon

Inverter air conditioners are systems that have a variety of running speeds. The name of this system comes from its use of a device called an inverter. This converts direct current into an alternating current. This allows the motor to be run only when needed, rather than have it run it all through. It is very efficient in terms of energy, since it does not need the extra energy to start and keep the compressor system running. In addition, it does not turn off and on systematically, but stays on a constant running power, which consumes less power. Most people are ditching the non-inverter aircon system for the more effective inverter aircon system.

A non-inverter air conditioning system is also known as a fixed air conditioner. This name comes from the fact that it does not have a flexible compressor system. It does not have a smooth flow of current, thus it has to keep stopping and starting so that there is an achievable temperature.

Advantages of an Inverter Aircon

It is cost effective- Although it might be expensive to purchase an inverted aircon system, in the end, you end up saving more. The energy that is saved from the lowest running power results in major savings.

Comfort- With an inverted temperature system, the air conditioner starts on the basal temperature, which reduces the room atmosphere. After the optimum temperature has been reached, the system will go on a stage of low activity. From here, one gets a smooth temperature that is constant, and really comfortable. You can say goodbye to the incessant temperatures you would get from using the non-inverter air conditioning types.

Environmentally friendly- all air conditioning systems using cool temperatures, which lower the temperature of a room, use a special kind of coolant. The coolant used in an inverter air conditioning system is of a special variety, which has less CFC’s and reduces the pollutants that move into the atmosphere. You will be keeping the temperatures low while at the same time playing, your part in saving the environment.

Quiet Operation- everyone loves a bit of peace and quiet around the home. These days, will all the machines and gadgets each running on motors that produce lots of sound, something that operates on a low noise setting is a welcome relief. When using an inverted air conditioning system, you are assured of a noise free setting, as the low power state rarely produces any noise. This makes it perfect for children’s nurseries and adults’ bedrooms, allowing one to relax with some peace and quiet. It is also nice for the office, allowing people within to work in a favorable environment.


An inverted air conditioning system has complex circuitry, which is hard to comprehend, in the event of technical damage; one has to maneuver all through these wires. If one does not comprehend the functioning of all these circuits, they will have to call in the assistance of a technical expert, which will end up adding to the running cost of the inverter air conditioning system.

The electromagnetic noise produced may affect other electrical systems in the house. In an attempt to reduce the electrical noise, some filtering equipment may be added to the air conditioning system. These will end up making the initial cost of the air conditioner higher.

The major advantage you get from using a non-inverter air conditioner is that it is really affordable. If you live in Singapore, however, you might have to consider getting a non-inverter air conditioner. This is because the temperatures in Singapore are quite standardized, and barely reach their peak. It is also very nice to use in areas where there is only one hot season. An inverter air conditioner is a somewhat expensive solution for such an area.