If you own an AC unit, you know that it can be incredibly difficult to find the balance between comfort and energy efficiency. Therefore, you need to know how to optimize the setting on the thermostat to ensure that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. With that said, here are some of the most common questions about AC settings and functions you need to know about:
How does the AC unit know the temperature in the room?
All AC units have a thermal sensor that is continually assessing the temperature in the room. When the unit pulls the air from the room in to be filtered, it will also check the temperature of that air. If the temperature is not at the level set on the thermostat, it will crank up the setting until it matches the number shown on the display. Therefore, if there’s a heat source in the room, the AC will try its hardest to get rid of that heat. This will force it to work double time. This will increase your energy spendings significantly. In addition, it will reduce the longevity of the unit, which is not ideal for you in the long run.
How do I optimize my AC settings?
To answer this question, you have to first think about the optimal level of comfort you’re looking for. Some people like the room to be completely frigid. Therefore, they will have to turn the settings all the way up, while others may not like that level of cold. Therefore, it’s crucial that you find your fair balance so that you can enjoy the most comfort. Most of the time, the most convenient way to do this is by letting the AC unit do it for you. You will usually have to choose between three types of settings: Auto Mode, On Mode, and Eco Mode. We will go into details of what these modes do down below:
Auto Modes means that the AC unit will try to find the optimized temperature by itself, which can be both good and bad thing. If the room is well-ventilated and there’s no heat source in the room, the AC can do its job well without increasing the energy cost.
The On Mode means that the fan will be at its highest setting at all times to improve the air distribution. This is ideal if you have a large room and the air fails to reach one area of the room. If this is not the condition you have, then you may want to stay away from On Mode, as it’s often the most expensive one out of the three options.
Eco modes are designed to keep the energy spendings at the lowest while maintaining an optimal level of coolness. It will ramp up the system to produce the set level of temperature and automatically reduce the setting to maintain that level of temperature. If you’re most concerned about energy consumption, this is the best option for you. If you’re looking for an AC repair service to help you with any type of AC issue, Kleen Air Services is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.