What more can your air conditioner do? Did you know that aside from cooling down the air temperature in your room, it also has a “Dry Mode” function? 

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What Is The Dry Mode Function in Your Air Cond?

Simply put, the dry mode function reduces the moisture level in the air. With this mode, the air conditioner functions as a dehumidifier.

When the weather becomes incredibly hot, humidity tends to increase too, resulting in an uncomfortable and sticky feeling for those staying inside. Turning on the dry mode then helps by taking in the humid air and releasing it back out into the room as dry air. This is not a common feature for all air conditioners though as the dry mode is mostly available for central and window-type air conditioning units. 

Additionally, the dry mode should not be confused with the cool mode. Though they are similar, they differ in terms of their functions. The cool mode releases cold air, hence its usual snowflake symbol as seen on aircon remote control, while the dry mode, usually symbolized by a water droplet, blows dry air.

How Important is The Dry Mode in Your Air Conditioner?

With the high costs that come with owning an air conditioner, the dry mode helps in saving your money by being energy efficient. The cool mode should not be utilized all the time, since it is not energy efficient. It is best to use this only during the hot and dry seasons. The dry mode, on the other hand, is recommended to be used during only humid or rainy seasons.

Having the correct knowledge of your aircon’s features will not only benefit you but also the environment. By turning on the dry mode during the appropriate times, it will also lessen your carbon footprint due to the reduced energy of the aircon mode.

How And When Is Dry Mode Used?

Using the aircon’s remote control, the dry mode can be activated by pressing the button with a water droplet. This mode is best used during the rainy season – normally the months of December and January – or whenever the humidity is at its highest. 

You may ask yourself these questions to help you in deciding whether to use the dry mode or not: 

(1) What is the humidity level for today? 

(2) Was there heavy rainfall today? 

(3) Would I be comfortable staying in the room if it had less moisture?

If all answers to these questions point to the dry mode, then it is an appropriate time to use it! It is important to note though that the dry mode does not completely remove the moisture in the room; it only helps in reducing it and lessening the feeling of discomfort due to the heat and humidity.

When in doubt, remember that the cool mode is only used when the weather is too hot and the dry mode for when it is too humid. Do not forget to use the guide questions too! 

If your AC unit doesn’t seem to be functioning – whether you’re using dry mode or not – then have a trusted aircon maintenance professional check it out. When it comes to these types of issues, it’s best to have the experts check it!

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