Single Stage and Variable Speed ACs Details

Single stage ACs are energy efficient and often produce less emissions than the same size single-stage unit. They generally have a lower initial cost to operate as well. However, they are not as flexible as the variable-speed models and do not compensate for the more costly operation costs associated with them.

On the other hand, variable speed electric motors have advantages over single stage units in the way that they can provide greater power flexibility. Variable speed units can be regulated from high speed to low speed or vice versa without losing performance. Additionally, these types of units do not require any sort of on-board storage of power or an external power supply. Because they can be left on at all times, these units are also ideal for remote locations where there is no reliable access to power.Click

Both ACs have their drawbacks as well. ACs have limited applications because they are more delicate and require an extra set of motor parts in order to function properly. Variable speed units are usually only suitable for power surges or extreme fluctuations in power along with large loads. Lastly, both types of units are affected by weather elements, and because of this, they need to be treated as high risk electrical devices.