Most people have heard about “inverter technology” or “inverter appliances.” They’re becoming more common nowadays and you must have heard about them too, maybe in advertisements on television and radios, or in casual conversations between your neighbors outside your bedroom window, or even read about them in magazines and newspapers.
Inverter technology is taking over Filipino households, but what does “inverter” even mean, or what makes inverter appliances better than our normal appliances. Here are things to know about inverter appliances and why you should invest in them, what it does, and also how they differ from our conventional appliances.
Inverter technology was invented by Toshiba in 1980. It controls the energy consumption as well as the power consumption based on what is required. The inverter alters the speed of the compressor and motor to adjust with how the unit is being used anytime. In simpler words, an inverter is a device that regulates the electrical current that goes to an appliance, providing it with the power that is only needed to reduce the electricity consumption. Inverter tech can be seen mostly on refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners, which are appliances that usually consume the highest power inside your house.
What are the benefits of switching to Inverter Appliances?
1. Energy Efficient
Switching to inverter technology is a good choice becauseof its energy efficiency. Basically, using appliances that are on inverter tech is smart living. As stated above, an inverter regulates the power that a unit needs which means an inverter appliance consumes electricity based on what is only needed. Let’s say, for example, an inverter refrigerator is plugged in but not in use, the power consumption becomes less as it is regulated by the inverter, and only supplies the right cooling temperature based on the load.
In comparison, a non-inverter refrigerator or any non-inverter appliance doesn’t regulate the amount of power and energy that goes to an appliance at any given time. The supply of power is constant, making the consumption non-efficient because it is giving the same amount of power whether you are using the unit with lesser or higher loads. In non-inverter appliances, the energy is not regulated; the unit gets full power even if it’s not necessarily needed.
2. Silent Operation
If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, then an inverter air conditioner is the right choice for you! Since inverter appliances are equipped with recent technologies and energy-saving powers, these appliances tend to be more silent in operating than non-inverter appliances. Usually, you will hear loud sounds from your appliances when the compressor starts up but with an inverter, the compressor speed is maintained and controlled, which makes inverter appliances make lesser to no noise at all. You don’t have to deal with unwanted sounds coming out of your appliances, especially when you’re trying to rest.
Inverter appliances are long-lasting compared to non-inverter appliances, this is due to the fact that inverter appliances have regulated energy and power which preserves their condition to make them last longer. Regular appliances have a consistent supply of power every time they are in use which makes them wear out faster. Non-inverter appliances’ compressors start and stop from time to time while they are being used making the motor and the unit itself deteriorate faster. Inverter appliances usually have longer warranty coverage, some even last for 10 or more years compared to regular appliances which stop working after 3 to 5 years of being used. The life span of an inverter unit is prolonged because voltage peaks and fluctuations are reduced to none.
Of course, as a homeowner, people are always searching for cheaper appliances and cleaning tools, after all, we live on the principle of “why buy this product if there exists a cheaper alternative?” Right? Since inverter appliances aren’t produced (currently) as much as regular appliances, they tend to be more expensive than their alternatives. This is not necessarily a disadvantage because appliances such as an inverter refrigerator, inverter air conditioner, and inverter washing machine consume less electricity which means lower consumption in general, which makes your monthly electricity bill surprisingly lower in comparison with your electricity bill with non-inverter appliances.
Inverter appliances are expensive but not too expensive to be non-affordable but it’s cheaper in the long run since it provides efficiency in your everyday life.
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Using appliances in your house with inverter technology is smart living, and it’s not just that, it is also safe and better for our environment. Inverter technology is an innovation that also reduces the overall impact to or environment. In these types of appliances, the compressors are always on so the energy required in the continuous start and halt the cycle of the motor is eliminated, which increases efficiency and makes your everyday chores sustainable and easier.
Having an eco-friendly household leads to an eco-friendly community, which collectively makes an eco-friendly country.
Appliances that are inverter tech-ready
Inverter technology is an innovative invention that is still developing, currently, this technology is commonly applied on refrigerators, air-cons, and washing machines. These appliances consume the most electricity in an average Filipino household, so for them to be inverter-ready is a good start.
In a conventional refrigerator, the thermostat analyzes the temperature inside the component. The operation goes like this on a regular ref: If the thermostat realizes that the temperature inside your refrigerator is too cold, it tells the inverter compressor to stop and when it gets warmer, the compressor starts back up again. The indication that you will probably notice when this happens is when your fridge makes a roaring sound all of the sudden. This operation wears out the motor since the temperature in your refrigerator changes continuously because of the food that we put in and out of it.
Inverter refrigerators doesn’t apply this kind of operation, the motors, such as the compressors are always on but are running at speeds that are only needed. In other words, your refrigerator adjusts for you.
Aircons operate similar to refrigerators. The compressor inside an aircon unit constantly evaporates and condensates a refrigerant inside the component in order to produce cool air. This process causes your aircon to make a continuous buzzing sound. What differs from an inverter aircon to a non-inverter one is that the compressor on a non-inverter is always running at full speed while in an inverter, the compressor speed is adjusted to your setting, or in the desired temperature that the room requires.
3. Washing Machine
In washing machines, the operation runs, you guessed it, the same as an aircon and a refrigerator. Although there are several types of non-inverter aircon, they all run in motors that run at maximum speed, regardless of the setting and loads. Inverter washing machines run in Direct Drive Motors which are better because it also helps with noise reduction and is overall more efficient.
Inverter technology is no doubt, the future. It is the new trend, and with the list above, there is no downside to this. There are plenty of advantages and benefits of using inverter-ready appliances and it is now being presented to the consumers as a better alternative, not only to help the people save up on bills but also, to make a better environment for future generations.
If you’re searching for a sign to switch to inverter appliances, then this is it.
Written by Rashid Mansan