What is Inverter Heat Pump?
Although central air conditioners and furnaces have done well in meeting the needs of homeowners for decades, heat pumps have surpassed them in two respects: efficiency and versatility. However, despite this, there are still many areas for improvement in heat pumps.
But now, thanks to the inverter-driven variable speed compressor, the heat pump is even better than before.
What is inverter technology?
Inverter technology means that the heat pump can adjust its energy consumption according to the actual temperature required by the family. The components (compressor and fan) adjust their operating intensity to provide only the power required to heat the water. Therefore, the heat pump will consume less electricity. An inverter compressor with a high-efficiency heat exchanger will provide a higher COP for the heat pump. The COP (Coefficient of Performance) defines the efficiency of the heat pump. A high COP means that the heat pump is optimized and efficient.
How does the inverter heat pump work?
Inverter heat pump runs intelligently: Once the temperature is set, the heat pump will automatically adjust the output to reach that temperature. This is due to an algorithm that can process household temperature data to determine the intensity level at which the pump should operate.
Why choose inverter technology for your house heating?
1. Reduce energy consumption
There is no doubt that the first argument for choosing this technology is to significantly reduce energy consumption. For more than a year, compared with traditional heat pumps, it can save 30% to 40%. The higher the COP, the lower your electricity bill.
2. Operation suitable for you
Due to its smart operation, the heat pump will self-regulate considering the water temperature and ambient air. Therefore, it will run automatically and adjust to your needs.
At the beginning of the season, the temperature rose rapidly.
In the peak season, it will adjust and run at low speed to keep the water temperature at the right temperature.
3. Low noise level
Due to its low speed operation, the noise level of the heat pump is quite low. The choice of fans (such as variable speed brushless technology) also helps reduce noise. This has significant advantages in small spaces near the heat pump or not disturbing the community.
4. Low impact R32 refrigerant
The heat pump using inverter technology uses R32 refrigerant. In addition to inverter technology, the use of R32 refrigerant is more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and less impactful than the traditionally used R410A.
5. Connection and remote control
Generally, the inverter model allows the integration of wifi via a smart phone or a heat pump tablet for remote control and programming.
Advantages of inverter heat pump:
The main difference between inverter heat pump and traditional heat pump is the start of the heat pump:
The traditional heat pump (on/off) uses all its power when it starts, and may cause some noise pollution. Once the set temperature is reached, it will shut down. As long as the temperature difference needs to be corrected (even if it is 1°C), it will restart. It should be noted that frequent start/stop operations consume a lot of energy and fatigue components.
On the other hand, the inverter heat pump is started gradually without causing consumption peaks. When it almost reaches the set water temperature, it activates its idle mode without turning off. Then it only needs to adjust its operating intensity to keep the water at the desired temperature.
Of course, the inverter heat pump is a bit more expensive at first, but in the long run, it provides a good guarantee. In particular, its life span is extended. Since the inverter heat pump does not generate peak loads, the components will not run at full speed. Therefore, the parts wear more slowly and the heat pump has a longer service life.
Types of heat pump inverters
There are two types of inverters: pipeline and no pipeline. The working principle of the ducted device is the same as any air conditioner or stove, and the air is delivered to the whole family through the duct configuration. The ductless unit (also known as the mini split system) has an outdoor compressor and an indoor condenser connected by a pipe. Piping transfers refrigerant between units without the need for piping.