4 Key Disadvantages Of Inverter AC

Inverter ACs are trending and most of us buy Inverter ACs when we shop around for an AC. For sure, Inverter AC brings a plethora of benefits and we can’t ignore that.

But like any other innovations, inverter ACs also come with their share of disadvantages. This article will be all about discussing the Disadvantages Of Inverter AC.

Often these disadvantages outperform the benefit that these ACs brings. But as an informed buyer, you should have a fair knowledge of the good and bad side of the technology.

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Disadvantages Of Inverter AC

There are hardly any disadvantages of Inverter AC apart from the fact that it is costly and the maintenance cost is high. However, it will compensate for that cost with the power saving. So it is like, you get something and you lose something.

However, in most cases, the power saving that inverter AC does outperform its disadvantages.

Initial Cost

The initial buying cost of an Inverter AC is around 10-25% more than a non-inverter AC. A typical non-inverter 1.5 ton 3 star AC costs around Rs 33000 whereas an Inverter AC with a similar configuration costs around Rs 36000. That’s a Rs 3000 difference.

On average, you might be saving around Rs 300 per year if you buy an inverter AC over Non-Inverter AC. So you need around 10 years to recover the extra money that you have spent on Inverter AC.

However, if your usage is more, you can recover the cost early, otherwise any day, non-inverter ACs will save you more money.

High Maintenance Cost

Along with the initial purchase cost, you also need to bear the pain of the high maintenance cost of inverter ACs. Inverter ACs come with many additional sensors and components which will cost you a bomb in case something goes wrong.

You also need a highly skilled technician to fix your AC. Local technicians usually do not know much about these new technologies. That will again elevate your maintenance cost.

Irregular Cooling

Non-inverter ACs always run at the peak power. So the cooling is always constant. It will change the cooling only when the temperature is changed.

In the case of inverter AC, the cooling varies based on the heat load. So the degree of chilling will always vary and affect the overall comfort level of consumers.

Time Lag

Non-inverter AC will instantly run at the peak load and cool the room. However, Inverter AC will take some time to sense the heat load and accordingly start cooling. That is why it takes some time to cool the room. Many people do not like this time lag.

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Inverter technology is a great technology to reduce the power consumption of appliances but it also comes with some drawbacks. Often these drawbacks can be ignored for the sake of the benefit that it offers.

Most inverter ACs also come with numerous new features that you may not see in non-inverter ACs. So for about 10-25% extra money, you are getting a lot of new features along with the benefits that inverter AC provides by saving the power.

As a consumer, you need to figure out your usage and based on that you can decide if an inverter AC yields more benefit or if a normal will suffice your need.

Rajib Is The Founder And The Key Brain Behind RiansDeal. A NIT 2004 Graduate In Mechanical Engineering With Close To Two Decades Of Experience In Designing Large Appliances And Consumer Electronics Products.


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