When you take the AC remote in your hand, you see multiple buttons with different functions. But you would still use the same three buttons (Power on/off, temperature up and down) every day. Why? It is because many people don’t know about the multiple functions an AC unit and remote offer.
With time as technology advances in the heating and cooling sector, we are getting blessed with new modes of operations. These innovations make our lives easier and more comfortable. AC remotes are equipped with numerous features for our convenience. Apart from standard cool and fan modes, many other symbols can be highly beneficial but confusing, especially for laymen. Yet learning them can significantly help you maintain the perfect home temperature. You can also ask your AC installation company to teach you about these functions.
However, for your convenience, we are writing this blog to teach you about such air conditioning modes that you didn’t know before, and you should learn them now.
Let’s dive in!
1. Dry Mode
One of the functions of an AC remote is the dry mode which many people don’t know about. It is made especially for tropical areas that are too hot, leading to sweat rolling down your forehead. In that case, this is your go-to mode.
Dry mode is designed to remove the extra humidity in your room by cycling the compressor on and off for short periods. In the meantime, the fan is continuously running at a low speed. The compressor run-time is tuned so that when the internal humidity sensor of the AC senses a low enough humidity level, it switches off.
2. Auto Mode
The auto mode in your AC remote serves to attain a definite temperature. It sets heating and cooling temperature and preserves it without making the room an icebox or fireball.
The AC adjusts the compressor and fan speed concerning the current room temperature. Once an anticipated temperature has been reached, the compressor is turned off, and the fan speed is also automatically adjusted by the AC unit.
If temperature changes from the setpoint, the compressor is again turned on, and the fan is adjusted. This way, the desired temperature is immediately achieved. Sometimes, the fan is turned off after the desired temperature is reached to save energy.
3. Eco Mode
This is the mode many people love as they know about its function. Almost every modern AC remote control has eco mode now. It competently uses your compressor and fan to consume minimal energy to reach the desired temperature.
Different companies use different techniques to bring this about. Some set the anticipated temperature a few degrees higher than your selection. The compressor is turned off when the AC achieves this temperature, but the fan speed is maintained.
4. Turbo Mode
Turbo mode is the exact opposite of eco mode. It goes all out in attaining the preferred temperature in the shortest time possible. Extreme power is used in this mode, with the compressor and fan functioning at full tilt.
As you may see, energy convention is very high in this mode, and it would be wise to use it for a short time. This can be perfect when it is extremely hot or cold, and you want to cool/hot the room quickly. Once the temperature settles down, you can switch it off.
5. Freeze Protection Mode
This mode is also known as Min. 8C, Low Heat (LH), or Heat. The air conditioner runs at the lowest power on heat mode to blow warm air into a room in this operating mode. It preserves a temperature of around 46 F to prevent freezing point.
This feature is well-suited for homes in extremely cold climates and where the enclosed space is not occupied for longer times. Upon stimulation, the freeze protection mode will prevent the inside temperature of the room from coming close to a freezing point. Air conditioners run at the lowermost capacity, ensuring the slightest electricity use.
This air conditioner mode helps prevent damage to sensitive electrical equipment and water pipes during extreme cold. Making it ideal for applications in garages or outhouses where occupancy is minimal but above freezing.
6. Self-Clean Mode
Dirt can gather inside your air conditioning unit with continuous use, resulting in the transmission of harmful microorganisms in the air.
Self-cleaning or auto cleaning mode prevents the growth of airborne bacteria by removing moisture inside your heating and cooling unit. This mode is a protector in high humidity climates. It cleans and drys your evaporator, keeping your AC fresh for the next operation.
The auto cleaning mode in your HVAC system gives you the satisfaction that the air you breathe is clean. Once this mode is activated, the air conditioner will run for 30 minutes, after which it will automatically turn off. The timing can vary per manufacturer.
7. Follow-Me Mode
With new HVAC advanced technology, you don’t have to deal with uneven room temperature or warm air spots. Your remote acts as a thermostat with the Follow-Me mode in air conditioners like Midea.
A temperature sensor is set in your AC, but a built-in thermostat is in your AC’s remote control with a Follow-Me remote. Once the Follow-Me mode is started, the air conditioning unit reads the temperature of the space where the remote is placed and cools/heats accordingly.
This is great as the space temperature can vary from one end of the room to another. You can better reach your preferred temperature level by correctly sensing the area’s temperature you want to heat/cool.
In some air conditioners, this function has a somewhat different purpose. You don’t have to wait until the whole room cools/heats to feel comfortable. The Follow-Me mode directs the airflow towards you.
In A Nutshell
We hope now you know some unfamiliar air conditioner remote functions and when to use them to gain comfortability.
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