The debate of whether to have inverter
air conditioning or
fixed speed air conditioning is one all new comers to the market have to
ask themselves. Inverters are generally 40% more expensive initially but
the the benefits far out way the cost when the equipment is used on a
regular basis. With the recent change over from old air conditioning
refrigerant R22 to R410a inverter air conditioning technology has been boosted further.
R410a runs at a much higher pressure and temperature than the older gas
thus being better for heat pump applications. Most modern day systems are actually
better at heating in kW / Btu than its cooling output. i.e.- If you
were to purchase a 3.5 kW wall mounted inverter air conditioning heat pump system then you would see
that its heating output would be somewhere in the region of 4 kW /
13000 Btu. The stated rating on the box is always in cooling output.
Inverters air conditioners do not have the high inductive power rush associated with fixed
speed non inverter air conditioning which are renowned for draining huge amounts of
energy when they start up, sometimes lights are known to dim. This is said
to save on a well used system up to 60% on a annual electricity bill. Fixed
speed is being phased out by many manufactures within the next few years.
in well used environments such as server rooms or offices will benefit from
inverter technology as companies are suddenly starting to wake up to the fact
these systems will save money and reduce CO2 at the same time. What type of
inverter air conditioning system will fit your needs
depends on your initial budget and
environment that requires cooling or heating. The cheapest and generally the
easiest to install is the wall mounted inverter air conditioning systems. These
are the most popular inverter air conditioning control as any air conditioning sales
company will tell you. The wall mounted unit comes in inverter air
conditioning heat pump format, not
so often cooling-only but they are available in brands such as
Daikin Air Conditioning
Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning. These
wall inverter air conditioning units
ideally require being mounted on a internal wall that is also a outside wall of
the building. If the unit cannot be installed this way then a
Condensate Pump will
be required to take away the condensate water generated by the cooling of
the air conditioning unit..
inverter air conditioning system is designed to be concealed in a ceiling void,
space in the void should be around 300 mm minimum. The cassette air intake is
in the middles of the assembly and the conditioned air will come out of the
four side louver vents of the unit. Theses units are more intensive to
install and 9 out of 10 installations will require a condensate pump.
Cassette units are a professional way of air conditioning a area.
The best way
to air condition an area in a completely concealed way is a ducted inverter
system. These units come in slim format of around 285 mm to fit into a tight
area. Concealed away in a ceiling flexible ducting would come off the
spigots of the unit being ducted to the area and out through the outlet air
grills. As well as supply air grills, return air grills will be required to
let the air return to the air conditioning unit.
By far the ducted unit is the professional way to air condition a
environment. Under ceiling units are as the name suggests made to fit under
the ceiling. These units can also be mounted on the ground as a floor
mounted unit. These units come in high output format with some manufactures
having 25 kW format. Installation of these air conditioning units is not to
intensive but condensate is worth considering as these systems do not come
with a internal pump. Therefore the ideal would be gravity drain.
Full range of inverter systems can be found
by following this link to our sales website
Mitsubishi Electric Super High COP
Inverter Heat-pump Air Conditioning unit
Fujitsu ASYA18-LE Wall Mounted Inverter Air
conditioning (5.2Kw / 17000Btu) Inverter
Tel: +44(0)0845 567 7080