Published On : Wed, Apr 10th, 2019

What Is Inverter Technology AC and How Does It Work?

With summer approaching quickly, one way of beating the searing heat is by equipping your home and office spaces with air conditioners. When on the hunt for the ideal AC, there are two things you need to match: your budget and the AC’s performance. The first requirement takes care of itself when you grab hold of the exciting deals available during Bajaj Finserv’s Summer Sale.

Here, you get top AC brands and models at EMIs starting at just Rs.1,999. What’s more, you can get an Insta Credit of Rs.5,000 when you shop for an AC worth Rs.20,000.


To begin your purchase, look out for the air conditioner that ticks all the right boxes on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. This Network brings together over 60,000 partner sellers from over 1,300 cities in the country and offers you over a million products to choose from. You can either buy your AC online by using the EMI Network Card or avail of in-store financing at any of the partner stores. Purchasing this way lets you bring home your AC on No Cost EMI –a feature that guarantees that you don’t pay a penny over the purchase price.


Now that you know how to buy your AC in a cost-effective manner, consider selecting a model from the inverter AC category as this technology assures you of a better overall performance. ‘Inverter’ refers to an electronic component that changes how your AC works. Here is all you need to know about it.

Layman’s guide to an inverter AC

Here’s a practical explanation of what impact the inverter has on your ACs output. Note that the principle remains the same whether you are considering an LG inverter AC, Bluestar inverter AC or a Godrej inverter AC.

  • With an inverter your AC can run at variable operational speeds. Without the inverter unit the AC can run only at one speed.

Understand this with a couple of examples.

  • Paddling a boat

Say you want to go by boat from one end of a river to its other end at a constant speed. In order to do this you must account the tide’s direction. For example, when paddling against the tide, you need to exert more force in order to maintain the net speed you desire. On the other hand, when going with the flow, you can ease up a bit and paddle with the momentum the waters lend you.

All this is possible because you can alter the rate at which you are paddling. Now consider that you have just two modes of paddling: very fast and free sailing. What would happen is that when you are against the tide, you will paddle so fast that you actually go past the desired speed. Next, when you are with the flow, you are bound to stop paddling and thereby possibly go under the net speed required. By going about it this way, you not only use more energy, but create inefficient work cycles.

The first case is an example of how an inverter AC goes about its cooling. It gives you a constant temperature, by varying its cooling rate. The second case highlights the pitfalls of a non-inverter air conditioner.

  • Practical AC examples

Say you have set your AC to run at 21 degrees. Take a look at how both these AC types will go about cooling your room.


Inverter: An inverter AC gives you just what you desire: 21 degrees. It takes note of the temperature of the room and then alters the rate at which it produces cold air.

Non-inverter: A non-inverter AC will cool your room in cycles. It will begin cooling your room at the rate it works and stops cooling when it crosses the temperature you require. Consider that it reaches 20 degrees and then puts on the brakes. It now goes into its off cycle. Now the temperature in the room rises and reaches say, 22 degrees. Once the AC notices this, it begins to cool again until the temperature of 20 degrees is reached. On an average, you obtain the desired 21 degrees. But in reality, you go through periodic cold and warm cycles.

Nuts and bolts of an inverter AC’s working


Here’s a scientific approach to a non-inverter air conditioner’s working. At the heart of the appliance, you have a compressor. A non-inverter AC regulates the room temperature by varying the speed of the compressor motor via the inverter module. First, the input alternating current is changed to direct current. Then it is modulated to the frequency required by gaining data from a microcontroller, which samples the temperature of the ambient air in the room. This process helps the air conditioner to produce high or low output loads, as per the requirements.

Benefits of an inverter AC vs a non-inverter AC


Straight off the bat you will realise that an inverter AC is more efficient than a non-inverter AC. Since the device operates at variable speeds, the AC will help increase energy savings by running at a high speed at midday and lowering operational speeds later in the evening. All of this translates into tangible and practical everyday benefits.

  • Lower energy bills: With more efficient motor operation, energy is used more frugally, only when required.
  • Environmentally lighter: Less energy usage will also mean fewer natural resource consumption.
  • Longer life and more silent: The inverter AC does not work in on or off cycles. Rather, it keeps the compressor running low throughout. With fewer starts and stops, sound is reduced and the life span of the compressor is lengthened as the unit retains its lubricant more easily.

Having seen why it makes sense to invest in an inverter AC, get your purchase underway today! Check your pre-approved offer from Bajaj Finserv to start. A 1-step verification will give you instant approval and access to customised deals on EMI financing as well as a range of other financial solutions.