The split system is a technically complex device with many built-in functions. The engineers have done everything possible to achieve intuitive control, but not all of us are able to set up the air conditioner right away. For those who know English, it is easier to understand the remote control, but the extensive functionality can confuse anyone.
In this article, we will tell you in detail about the main modes of the air conditioner. You will also learn what the main buttons on the remote control mean and how to turn on a particular mode in the split system.
Cooling (Cool button)
The key function of the air conditioner is . 90% of customers purchase a split system just for the sake of this feature. It can be turned on using the remote control that comes with the air conditioner.
Each manufacturer marks the function of turning on the cooling mode in its own way. Often, the remote control has a «Cool» button, or a button with a snowflake icon. In some cases, it is necessary to press the Mode button and pay attention to the display located on the remote control or on the housing of the indoor unit of the air conditioner. The selected mode will be displayed there (the same Cool label or snowflake icon).
In some models, you can change the speed of the air conditioner blowing, but in this case, we can not answer unequivocally which buttons are responsible for this function. Look at the instructions for your split system model or consult a consultant in the store.
Please note that windows cannot be opened in cooling mode. Otherwise, the cooling efficiency will be significantly reduced, and the electricity bills will increase. If you want to ventilate the room, turn off the split system.
Heating (Heat button)
The air conditioner can not only cool, but also . This feature is especially useful in the off-season, when it is cool at night, but the heating season will not start soon.
To turn on the air heating, click on the «Heat» button or on the button with the sun icon. In some cases, it is necessary to press the Mode button and pay attention to the display located on the remote control or on the housing of the indoor unit of the air conditioner. The selected mode will be displayed there (the Heat label or the sun icon).
Please note that windows cannot be opened in the heating mode. Otherwise, the cooling efficiency will be significantly reduced, and the electricity bills will increase. If you want to ventilate the room, turn off the split system.
Dehumidification (Dry button)
If you live in a region where the humidity is consistently above 60-70%, you will definitely appreciate the dehumidification function. The optimal humidity is 40-60%. If you increase these indicators, you will begin to feel slightly unwell, your sleep will deteriorate, and your performance will decrease. You can fix this problem by enabling dehumidification mode. Press the » Dry » button on the remote control.
Reduce the noise level (Sleep button)
Are you planning to use a split system in the bedroom, nursery or study? Before buying, make sure that the air conditioner has the «Sleep«. It is responsible for reducing the noise level.
Of course, there are devices on the market that normally produce no more than 20 dB of noise, but they are not cheap. If you want to save money, take a closer look at the devices that operate at 40 dB in standard mode and at the same time have a built-in «Sleep»function.
When you press the «Sleep» button, the fan speed on the outdoor and indoor unit will decrease, and the noise level will also decrease. And the level of electricity consumption will also decrease.
Timer (Timer button)
We think it is not necessary to explain what a timer is. We just say that this function is especially useful for those who spend a lot of time working and want to immediately get into a comfortable microclimate after returning home, without waiting for the air to heat up, cool down or dry out.
To turn on the timer, press the Timer button of the same name on the remote control. Then, depending on the model of the air conditioner, you need to set the time. This can usually be done using the arrow icon buttons. After selecting the timer time, press the » Set » button, if there is one on the remote control.
If there are no buttons on the air conditioner, open the instructions or consult a specialist.
Adjust the position of the blinds (Swing button)
Each air conditioner is equipped with special blinds (also called blinds), which are responsible for regulating the flow of air. Simply put, they can be used to change the direction of the air.
To adjust the position of the blinds, press the «Swing» button once. The curtains will start moving. When you feel that the air flow is directed in the desired direction, press the button again so that the curtains stop and lock in the selected position.
Ventilation (Fan button) and lock (Lock button)
Often, air conditioners have a built-in air ventilation function that can be used instead of opening windows. The Fan button on the remote control of the air conditioner is responsible for turning on the ventilation. In some models, the ventilation mode can be adjusted using additional buttons. This information can be found in the instructions.
If you have small children, it is not superfluous to lock the remote control. The «Lock»button is responsible for this function. When you click it, all other buttons are blocked, except for accidental clicks. To remove the lock, click on «Lock» again.
Modern air conditioners are equipped with a large number of functions that are not easy to understand at first glance. In addition, the names of the buttons are always indicated in English, and this fact complicates the correct configuration of the split system.
We talked about the main functions that are available in many air conditioners. Of course, your device may have additional features that we did not mention in this article. Try to find the instructions for your air conditioner and use it. If there are no paper instructions, look at the model name on the air conditioner and find the instructions on the Internet. Good luck!