What do the different modes on my system mean? Which should I pick?
The different modes are simply the different types of operational settings you can choose between for your system to operate in, and they each are designed for a specific purpose. Depending on which of our air conditioners you have you will be able to select between a wide range of options, which can include:
Often the default mode in most systems, in this mode your air conditioner will focus on providing cooling to your home. It will continue delivering cooled air to your various zones until your desired set temperature is reached, at which point in time it will focus on maintaining this set temperature as accurately as it can. This can provide fantastic relief in hot conditions but can also be less energy efficient than some of the other modes, as your system focus on working as hard as it needs to in order to maintain your desired set temperature.
The reverse of Cooling mode, when your air conditioner is in Heating mode it will focus on delivering heated air to your various zones until your desired set temperature is reached, then focus on maintaining this temperature as accurately as it can. Perfect for cosy comfort in cold conditions, like Cooling it can be less energy efficient than some of the other modes as your system works hard to reach and maintain your specific desired set temperature.
When your system operates in this mode, it doesn’t provide cooling or heating. Instead, it operates the fans to keep air moving throughout your home, making it an ideal and efficient method for delivering comfort when the temperatures outside aren’t too hot or cold.
In this mode, your air conditioner will automatically change between heating or cooling, depending on what your desired set temperature is and the outside climate conditions, to ensure you maintain your conditions accurately without having to manually select between modes.
In this energy efficient mode, instead of working towards a specific set temperature, your system instead looks to maintain temperatures within a range. For example, instead of selecting 24°C, you can instead set a range of 22.5°C – 25°C. If temperatures fall outside of this range, your system will then kick in and deliver either hot or cool air to ensure it maintains temperatures within the defined comfort range. This can result in greater energy efficiency, as your system doesn’t have to work as hard trying to maintain a single specific temperature point.
Dry Mode/Dehumidification Mode
When you’ve got too much humidity in a room, even if your system is set to a low temperature it can still feel warm and uncomfortable. When your system is in Dehumidification Mode, it removes excess moisture from the room, ensuring the temperature you want will actually feel good too. This can be a really good option if you live in a particularly humid climate, or live close to the ocean.
This is a great mode for those times when you want to fall asleep in conditioned comfort without breaking the bank. When in Sleep Mode, your system will gradually increase the set point temperature in small increments, while you sleep, before finally turning itself off. This means that you fall asleep at the temperature you’re at your most comfortable, then the system gradually switches to a more energy efficient temperature setting, without you even noticing.
This popular mode reduces the noise that your unit makes, by limiting airflow and fan speeds for quieter performance. This can come at a trade off, as it can limit the amount of comfort your system is able to provide.