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What Is an Inverter AC and Do I Need One?


Typical air conditioners run on a single-speed setting from the compressor motor. An inverter air conditioner offers the automated ability to adjust compressor motor speed to offer more customized cooling needs and improved efficiency. 

When it’s time for you to invest in a new air conditioning installation, an AC with inverter technology may be the best route to take. You can keep reading to learn more about how inverter technology works and why it is beneficial for your home, family, and even the air conditioner itself.

How a Standard AC Works

Standard air conditioners work in cycles to cool your home. The thermostat signals when the temperature in your home gets too warm and triggers your air conditioner to turn on for a cooling cycle. Your AC stays on for around 15-20 minutes or so and then turns back off again, repeating the cycles throughout the day to keep your home at a comfortable temperature consistently.

How Inverter Technology Works

A standard air conditioner has a single-speed setting. Your air conditioner works at its highest capacity to keep your home cool even during the off-seasons like spring and fall when temperatures are a little bit milder. This can leave your air conditioner working harder than it needs to.

Inverter technology allows your air conditioner to operate at variable speeds. When it is less hot and humid, your air conditioner can operate at a lower capacity to keep your home cool and comfortable without using quite as much energy. Yet your air conditioner still can work as hard as it needs to when the temperature outside is sweltering and you still want to be comfortably cool. It will go back and forth between the higher and lower settings automatically as needed. 

Efficiency Considerations 

The benefit of inverter technology is primarily that your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard when temperatures and weather are milder. Plus, the process is automated within the air conditioner so you don’t have to adjust any settings to take advantage of this technology. 

Having an air conditioner with inverter technology can save you as much as 30% on your energy costs since your air conditioner can reduce energy use whenever possible. It’s a win-win situation because your home still stays cool and comfortable, but you save a little money at the same time.

Comfort Considerations

You might be wondering if inverter technology means that you have to sacrifice any of your comfort. The answer is no. Your air conditioner has sensors and also works with your thermostat to determine how hard it needs to work to cool your home. If it needs more power, it will absolutely use more power to keep your home cool. If anything, your home will benefit from better overall consistency with inverter technology in place.

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