Air Conditioning is definitely a pain point for most Pakistani’s owing to their valid concerns in regards to their electricity bills. The fact is that the moment an air conditioner gets added to the list of electronic appliances used in a household, electricity bills increase significantly. Though it is quite difficult to reduce the “massive” impact of an air conditioner on your electricity bills, a considerable portion of it can be managed by choosing the right technology, optimized usage, doing the right installation, maintenance, operation and insulation.

While traditional units are still being employed, some home appliance manufacturers in Pakistan such as  Orient Group offers the latest, innovative and the most efficient Inverter technology to meet modern air conditioning and energy saving needs.

When it comes to technology, there aren’t many options available for Pakistani consumers. The one’s to be considered are the inverter and non-inverter air conditioners. The question now is “what’s the difference between them”.

We hope this post helps you understand their differences in order to make a suitable choice.

What is the difference between inverter and non-inverter air conditioners?

Non-Inverter Air Conditioners

Non inverter or fixed speed air conditioners operate on a fixed amount of power at a fixed speed. This means the compressor has to stop and start again to maintain the desired room temperature.

In this type of arrangement the compressor is either off or on. When it is on, it works at full capacity consuming full electricity. When the thermostat reaches the required temperature setting, the compressor stops and the fan continues to function. When the thermostat senses that the temperature in the room has fluctuated, the compressor starts again.

Inverter Air Conditioners

This technology was developed in Japan and is now being used globally for air conditioners and refrigerators alike. If talking specifically about Pakistan, this innovative technology is only available in Heat and Cool DC Inverter

In inverter air conditioning systems, the speed of the compressor varies to ensure energy efficient operations and precise cooling or heating as required.

The inverter technology acts like an accelerator in a car. When the compressor requires more power, it gives it more power. When it needs less power, it provides less power. In this kind of setting, the compressor is always turned on, but draws less power or more depending on the temperature of the incoming air and the setting adjusted in the thermostat. The speed and power of the compressor is also adjusted accordingly.

Major difference between the both

Both the inverter and non-inverter systems offer similar functions but differ in terms of compressor motor type running in the system. The compressor is responsible for compressing the refrigerant into liquid after which it shuts off and allows it to expand. As this process takes place, the refrigerant begins to cool thus producing the desired effect of cooling. Inverter air conditioner units are designed in such a way that they save up to 30-50% of electricity units consumed as compared to a regular air conditioner.

Also Read: How does DC Inverter AC saves energy

How an Inverter Air Conditioner actually works?

The magnitude of cooling or heating required by an air conditioning unit varies depending upon the outdoor temperature and the amount of heat in the room.

When the cooling or heating effect needs to be amplified, the compressor will operate at a higher speed and will upsurge the amount of refrigerant flow.

On the contrary, during moderate outside temperatures for example, when the cooling and heating capacity needs to be reduced, the compressor will run at a low speed and will decrease the amount of refrigerant flow.

When the inverter air conditioner is switched on, the compressor operates at a high speed in order to cool or heat the area rapidly. As room temperature approaches the desired temperature, the compressor slows down, maintaining a constant temperature. Any spontaneous fluctuation in the room temperature will be detected and promptly adjusted to bring the room temperature back to the set temperature.


In short, it automatically adjusts its capacity based on the requirements of the room, thus drawing much less power and consuming lesser units of electricity.

Although Inverter technology based air conditioners adjust their capacity based on the room requirement, it is very important to understand that installing a right sized air conditioner will provide the desired cooling/ heating results. It is recommended that you evaluate the room and air conditioning capacity before you make a purchase.

To know what size of the AC will be best for you visit orient air conditioner’s online product catalog.

Let’s have a look at the top 7 advantages how an inverter air conditioner is better than non-inverters.

  • Eco Friendly

The major difference between inverter and non-inverter AC is that the former offers variable compressor speed. The speed of the non-invertor compressor is fixed, meaning that it either operates at full or minimum speed. The sensor embedded in the invertor adjusts the power according to the temperature in the room, thus resulting in lowered electricity consumption and higher energy saving.

When compared to non-inverter air conditioners, inverter air conditioners are much friendlier to the environment owing to their sudden fluctuation detection capabilities and automatic adjustments made to the compressor speed. This highly sophisticated yet innovative mechanism helps save energy, proving beneficial to the environment.

  • Saves Money

Owing to the operational method of inverter air conditioners, its compressor does not work at full capacity at all times, thus saving you from paying thousands at the cost of additional electricity units.

  • Energy Efficient

The inverter technology is considered an A- grade solution when it comes to energy-efficiency and economical operation. In an inverter model, the cooling and heating is automated in an energy efficient and seamless manner whereas earlier technologies used to consume a lot of electricity irrespective of the required usage.

  • Soundless operation

The compressor motor of the DC inverter air conditioner does not turn on and off all the time but keeps working at a low power. This kind of mechanism makes the operation more quite.

Unlike the non-inverters, they don’t automatically turn on and off every time they reach a certain temperature; instead they just cruise along maintaining and regulating the temperature constantly.

  • Long Life

The technology and hardware employed in DC inverter air conditioners not only makes the cooling and heating effect more efficient, but also makes the unit last long. Contrary to the operation of a non-inverter unit, the inverter uses less power and as a result they work less, meaning that they are less prone to wear and tear.

  • Faster Cooling/Heating

 The DC inverter AC is able to cool and heat your room faster than its non-inverter counterpart. This is due to the fact that an inverter air conditioner unit operates on a variable speed compressor rather than at a fixed speed one. This process ensures rapid air conditioning effects via faster variable speed allowing the compressor to run at full power only when required while constantly regulating the temperature as per end user’s desire.

  • Smart Capabilities

A smart DC Inverter AC will provide you complete control over energy consumption and usage through your PC and portable smart devices. Moreover, it will give you complete insights about all technical metrics such as watts, voltages, current and units consumed. A smart AC also lets the user to schedule the AC to automatically turn itself on or off. Operations of an AC are more flexible and centralized when it is smart.

To learn more about home automation methods read:  Mevris is the Latest Sensation in Home Automation

Why spend some Extra Rupees on a DC inverter AC?

An inverter air conditioner unit might cost a bit extra as compared to the non-inverter, but considering its ability to reduce electricity consumption, the inverter type is definitely a smart choice and a wise investment in terms of the benefits it offers on a long term.

Undoubtedly it is worth the additional money disbursed as it can reduce your energy bills by 30-50%.

Where to find the best DC Inverter ACs in Pakistan?

If you’re looking for a unit that’s economical, efficient and fully loaded with smart features then opt for a reputed consumer electronics brand such as Orient Group.

Orient Group, being the Pioneer of Japanese & European technology based DC Inverter ACs in Pakistan, takes air conditioning to an all new level. They offer perfect blend of the most advanced technology and ultimate sophistication to provide optimum cooling/heating during all seasons.

Orient Group offers a wide variety of beautifully crafted series namely classic, plus, Ultron and Ultron plus in extensive colors and sizes ranging from 1 ton all the way up to 2 tons.

In order for you to enjoy the best in class DC Inverter Acs in Pakistan, visit Orient’s product catalog today to select the right unit for yourself.  Orient’s online customers will not be able to get the best price, original merchandise, official brand warranty and free cash on delivery but will also enjoy outstanding after sales services.

So hurry up and order now to save yourself from high electricity bills.

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