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How to Use Your Air Conditioner Remote

Air conditioning is a popular feature in homes and businesses here in the Northern Rivers, and it’s not hard to see why!


When a heatwave strikes, there is nothing better than turning on your unit and knowing that cool air is on the way.


So, when it comes to getting the most out of your air conditioner in Byron Bay, whether it’s a newly installed unit or you have had it for years, it is important to know how it works.


But don’t worry, there’s no need to dig out the manual! To ensure you learn how to use your air conditioner remote from top to bottom, our experienced team here at Coughran Electrical have put together a few handy tips, so you can be in control of your air conditioner.


Temperature control

The most obvious use for your air conditioner remote is to change the desired temperature of the room, whether you want it to be cooler or warmer.


If you want to cool a room quickly, you should choose a lower temperature and a faster fan mode.


On the other hand, if you’re trying to save energy and don’t mind it taking a bit longer, then consider a higher temperature and slower fan mode which should still be enough to keep you comfortable. 


Fan Mode

In the dry heat, sometimes you don’t necessarily need to cool the air, which is where fan mode comes in.


Fan mode creates a useful breeze in your room but without performing a heating or cooling function. This can be quite an economical option whilst also providing sufficient air movement.



Airflow direction

Did you know that you can also adjust the airflow direction of your air conditioner unit?


Some units offer oscillation whereas others give you the option to retain airflow in a specific direction, meaning you can target the cooling air in whichever direction you require.


It’s important to remember that you should always use the remote to move the blades and should avoid moving them manually, as this may damage them. 



Timer vs auto

If you are after a convenient option to save you both time and money, then you should make use of the timer function on your air conditioner remote.


This allows you to schedule when and for how long your air conditioner stays on, which makes it very economical.


Another option is to use auto mode, which will automatically turn on in order to achieve the desired temperature in your room.


This is a great option if you do not want to be changing the settings often and want to keep your space at a steady temperature, but bear in mind that it may not be the most cost-effective.


So the next time the heat is building and you find yourself reaching for your air conditioner remote, you’ll know exactly which setting to use.


One last tip – don’t forget to keep spare batteries around just in case the remote batteries die during the next heatwave.


As experts in air conditioning services, repairs and installation – we can assist you with any issues that you are having with your air conditioning in Byron Bay and beyond. So, get in touch with us today to discuss your needs and to organise a quote.