Air conditioners with inverters can alter their speed in response to cooling demand the temperature of the air it produces, rather than stopping and starting. Some will have an initial period where they’ll run at a slightly higher temperature for a set time to cool down the temperature of a hot room.
When an inverter unit reaches its set temperature, it can reduce the capacity to maintain that set level, without cycling [on and off] as much as a non-inverted unit would.
The inverter unit will increase its power usage just slightly, because it wil need to convert the incoming power for the air conditioner. That being said, the unit’s ability to function at a reduced power level, decreases the overall usage to below that of a non-inverter unit.
Here are some of advantages of an inverter air conditioner:
Although they are more expensive to purchase, they tend to be cheaper to run, quieter and achieve the selected room temperature more quickly than a non-inverter system.