No doubt when you chose your air conditioner or air-to-air heat pump, as they are also known, you spent plenty of time carefully planning and researching the perfect one for you. Now it is time to set it up and ensure you are getting the most out of your investment, but with so many different features and functions to understand how do you know where to begin?
Our guide to understanding the features and functions of your air conditioner and how they apply in a typical home setting can help you not only create the most comfortable climate for your home but also ensure you are getting the most out of your investment.
Common Air Conditioner features and what they mean
Air conditioners come with a variety of functions and features. Unit features vary according to their model and manufacturer, and some will even have their own brand-specific names. This creates an endless pool of possibilities, as each serves a different purpose. Here we’ve put together a list of some common air conditioner functions, including some of our own specific features with an explanation about what they do and how they benefit you.
Air conditioner efficiency features and functions
Running costs is often one of the biggest considerations when choosing your air conditioner. Modern ac units are designed to be efficient, but it is important to understand the various features to ensure you are getting the best out of your air conditioner.
Air conditioner operation features and functions
Depending on your air conditioner model you will have various operating modes to choose from. These can affect the comfort level, noise level and modes to improve efficiency.
Air purification features and functions
If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, then it is important to understand the different air purifying features available with an air conditioner that can clean the air and create a healthier atmosphere for everyone.
Air conditioner airflow features and functions
Functions that control the airflow of your air conditioner help with directing the air right where it is needed to cool or warm the room without blasting directly at the occupants. These features are specific found to Daikin air conditioners and ideal for those who want to maximise the effectiveness of their air conditioner in large rooms.
Air conditioner humidity control features and functions
Having the right level of humidity combined with temperature year-round is the ultimate in creating a comfortable environment in your home. This feature is built in to some higher end air conditioners.
Air conditioner control & scheduling features and functions
As all devices become smarter, it’s no surprise to expect the same from our climate system. Remote controls with smart functions allow you to operate your air conditioner from anywhere. With Daikin products you also have access to our Onecta app which gives you the power to control all your heating, cooling and hot water units. Newer air conditioner models even incorporate voice control, and can be easily connected to home assistants such as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
There are a couple of additional things to keep in mind that will play a role in how your air conditioner’s features and functions perform:
- It is important to factor in the amount of sunlight a room gets. A room in direct sun will need more powerful air conditioning than a shaded room. Rooms with lots of electronics that generate heat could also require greater cooling power from your ac unit.
- To achieve highly efficient climate control, it’s vital to choose the very best air conditioner that you can afford; you will be grateful you invested in buying once and buying well.
Daikin’s air conditioning systems offer superior performance, energy efficiency, and comfort in stylish solutions to suit all interior spaces and lifestyles. Discover Daikin’s residential air-conditioning range here.
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