Dubai, UAE: A number of established companies have recently launched inverter-based split air conditioners that offer greater efficiency over traditional ones, allowing users to save energy. Michel Farah, Director, Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility at Daikin Middle East and Africa, highlighting their benefits said that the latest systems are considered an ideal option for the UAE for “projects where clients need lower power consumption”.
Splits have long been the preferred option due to their lower price tag. However, the question is: Will splits be able to maintain this budget-friendly feature in light of the unavoidable manufacturing cost that comes with integrating inverter-based innovations?
Farah, responding to this and emphasising their long-term benefits, said: “If you look at the lifecycle cost perspective, it [inverter-based split air conditioner] has bigger savings than the conventional ones. Although it is slightly higher in the initial price, payback can be ensured within a year because of higher use.”
In addition, inverter-based split air conditioners demand no change in terms of installations, ensuring that the new models can be handled and installed as other conventional splits, with no additional training needed for them to be integrated within building developments.