This has been an ongoing debate for the last couple of years, and this is a closely followed one. At the end of the day, both ACs have their own set of supporters, and for the sake of this article, we will be doing an inverter air conditioner vs non inverter air conditioner comparison, and if that is something you are interested in, this is the article for you.
The main difference between inverter and non-inverter ACs lies in the compressor. The compressor for inverter ACs is controllable in the sense that after you have set the temperature you want, the inverter AC’s compressor will automatically change and adjust the intensity of the air that is blowing out of the compressor to meet your temperature needs.
Traditional air conditioner compressors, on the other hand, cannot be controlled and the compressor is either working at full-blast at full capacity, or it is not working at all.
Inverter ACs are more efficient since they consume less electrical units whereas normal ACs have the compressor operating at full capacity at all times which does end up using more electrical units, leading to a higher electricity bill.
Inverter ACs are more expensive upfront than conventional ACs which is one of their drawbacks, however, they match up the higher upfront cost in the long-run when they save you money in your electricity bills over time.
Inverter air conditioners have been found to outperform normal air conditioners since they can function independently without any human involvement. It will automatically adjust the compressor airflow, and it will regulate itself accordingly, and this is also why inverter ACs can work with any sized room whereas regular ACs cannot do that, so in terms of overall performance, they take the cake.