It used to be that your air-conditioning (AC) system must be operated by turning some knobs or pushing some switch that is usually found on the external surface of the unit. These days, AC systems have evolved to include aircon remote. With an aircon remote, you can control your AC system without having to be an arms-reach near to the actual unit. However, like most things, every new technology needs to be learned, and that means a learning curve. Thankfully, the learning curve of using an aircon remove is not the hard. However, you still need to start somewhere, and that’s what this article is all about.
This article is going to explain the features that are commonly found in most of the today’s aircon remote. Without further delay, let us start with the first feature.
The button that is labeled as Mode Setting in your aircon remote usually allows you to set the AC system’s mode of operation. Depending on the manufacturer and model, there are different modes you can set. For example, you can put the system in Fan mode, Auto mode, Dry mode, Cool mode and even Heat mode (if the unit comes with a heat pump). The symbols for each of these modes are usually explained in the manual. So it is a good idea to get acquainted with user manual.
This is the mode that you usually going to use. It’s the mode to choose if you want to start cooling your room. For most cases, a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius is a good temperature for cooling and saving energy at the same time.
This is the mode you will set if you want to heat up a room during winter. A heat mode with a temperature setting of 28 degrees Celsius is a good starting temperature for saving energy.
In this mode, the AC unit is will automatically regulate the temperature of the room. If your unit does not come with heat pump, the AC unit will simply turn off or start pumping out less cool air. This will usually allow the room to start heating up to the desired pre-set temperature. Once the temperature is above the desired set temperature, the AC system will then start pumping cooler air to bring back the room’s temperature down again. If your unit has a heat pump, the process is slightly different. In case the temperature starts to get too low when compared to the pre-set desired temperature, the unit will automatically turn on the heat pump as a means of raising back the room temperature to the desired setting.
this mode is what you press if you want to dehumidify the room. To do this, the unit will start cycling between on and off for a few minutes. By cycling this on and off, moisture will then be removed from the air and humidity will start dropping.
in this mode, the cooling part of the AC system is not turned. What is only turned is the fan. This function is not used very often by AC users.
This mode is designed to save you money in terms of energy bills. Also, this feature is usually found on most newer models. If you don’t see an economical mode, it’s usually labeled as sleep mode instead. This function is best used when you are going to hit the bed for a long sleep. When this feature is turned on, the AC unit will slowly raise the temperature as time passes by. The reason for this is because the longer you sleep, the less cooling you will require. Depending on the manufacturer of your unit, the economical mode may increase the temperature of the room to 1 degrees Celsius after an hour. Then, 1.5 degrees Celsius after 1.5 hours. Then finally 2 degrees Celsius after 2 hours.
Modern AC unit will have a feature to control the Fan speed of the unit. In the aircon remote, the setting is often set to Auto, High, Medium or Low. The Auto setting means that the unit will use its intelligent system to sense the temperature room and automatically set the speed of the fan in relation to the desired temperature and the room temperature. If the difference between the desired temperature and the room temperature is wide, then the fan is put on high. If the temperature between the desired temperature and the room temperature is narrow, then the fan is set to low.
Newer AC units come with a timer feature. The timer is used to automatically turn off or on the unit based on the internal clock of the aircon remote. Older and simpler AC units do not have an internal clock in the remote. In cases like these, the aircon remote will feature a delay timer, which automatically turn off or on the unit when the number or hours you set have already elapsed.
Auto Random Restart
The auto random restart feature is to protect your settings in case of a power failure. In case there is a power failure and the auto random restart is on, the aircon remote will start on the AC system basing on the last setting you set on the system. The compressor will then be powered randomly. This is a good feature and you may want to check this one if you are planning to purchase a new AC unit.
Lonizer is now becoming a standard in almost all AC units. What this feature does is ionized the air in the room with negative ions. The negative ions will then attract dust and other undesirable contaminants. In short, this feature is designed to increase the quality of air your breathe. Take note that an ionizer will often use a high-voltage electronic module to ionize the air. This means that you will have to chance the module after a number of hours to ensure its efficiency.
So that’s it! These are a few of the most important features and modes that are found in today’s aircon remote. Hopefully, after reading this, you now have a better idea of the features found in your aircon remote.