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Your one stop guide to advantages and disadvantages of inverter air conditioners

by Rudra S. Consultant
With temperatures changing drastically, an air conditioner becomes almost a necessity in every household. Air conditioners come in various cooling capacities such as 1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 tons and with different features—ranging from inverter and non-inverter variants to myriad consumer-friendly features. While 1.5 ton air conditioners are the most popular selling models, they may be overkill for your room. If you have a room that’s anywhere between 100-150 square feet, a 1-ton air conditioning unit should be enough to keep the summer heat at bay. Besides, a 1 ton AC should also save some money, which is always a great thing. Additionally, if it’s an inverter variant, your energy savings would be much higher. If you’re convinced that a 1 ton AC should suffice for your needs, here’s a list of a few things you can keep in mind before swiping off your card!

Can an inverter air conditioner help to reduce power consumption?
Modern homes require air conditioners that not only add to the home’s interior design but also decreases the users’ utility bills. Considering these things, an inverter AC becomes the most in demand choice across the best air conditioner brands in the market. As the name suggests, the air conditioner certainly works on the inverter technology, that is, its compressor functions on a variable speed in order to control the temperature of the room. In contrast to an inverter split AC, the compressor of a non-inverter AC turns ON or OFF as per the desired temperature. While, inverter ACs are certainly eco-friendly, however, when it comes to costs, inverter ACs cost slightly higher than their non-inverter counterparts. In the long run though, an inverter AC is going to save you a lot of money in utility bills. Thus, a 1-ton window or split AC in the inverter category would be a better long-term investment than its non-inverter variant.

Window or split?
While both these variants are evenly matched when it comes to effectiveness, window ACs reduce the light and heat coming into the room as the window gets covered with the AC body. When it comes to cooling efficiency, window ACs are at par with their split counterparts; moreover, inverter window ACs also save a lot of energy. Coming to the split air conditioners now, one advantage that they have over window ACs is that the compressor of the split air conditioners is placed outside and quite far away from the space to be air conditioned because of which split ACs produce almost no or negligible noise. Along with their quiet operation, split ACs are often chosen by consumers to add to the aesthetics of their home spaces as the bulk of the unit is outside the room.

Tonnage/Capacity?
The capacity of the air conditioner should be considered depending on the floor size of the room for which the AC is required. There is a considerable amount of difference when it comes to price as well as the cooling efficiency between a 1 ton split AC and a 2 ton energy saving split AC. Make get the air conditioner with optimum tonnage to suit your room size before swiping off your card!

1-ton AC price range in Kenya?
1 ton inverter AC price in Kenya can start from KSh70,000 and move towards the higher side of the price spectrum depending upon the brand, the features, and other details. For instance, 12000 BTU Split AC price can start from KSh75,600 and goes on to the higher side as per the features etc.

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About Rudra S. Junior   Consultant

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Joined APSense since, January 6th, 2020, From Delhi, India.

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