What is an Inverter Heat Pump and Why Do I Need One?

Heat pumps shift more heat energy than the electrical energy they consume during operation, making them the most efficient and cost effective way to heat your home with electricity. One of the technologies that make Daikin heat pumps so efficient is the inverter motor.

An inverter is energy saving technology that eliminates wasted operation in air conditioners by efficiently controlling motor speed. The heat pump motor works like the accelerator of a car to maintain a set temperature rather than stopping and starting the motor like traditional units. Compared to non-inverter type air conditioners, air conditioners with inverters have less power loss and can save in energy.

Consider a runner as an example:

Non-Inverter Type Air Conditioner

Starting and stopping hard running, resting, then starting and stopping once again uses more energy.

Inverter Type Air Conditioner

When an appropriate pace is maintained, a runner can continue without wasting energy.

You can learn more about inverters here.