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What is the Fan Mode in Your Aircon and When to Use It?

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When your aircon is running all day, it consumes a significant amount of power and electricity. To find a solution over this, you might try to compromise by only turning it on during a specific period during the day and night. However, during the warm season, it can also be nearly impossible to follow this rule and switch it off even for an hour during the day.

But what if we told you there’s one effective way to save power consumption that doesn’t involve turning it off or adjusting it occasionally? That’s right, it’s possible with one single feature: the aircon fan mode.

In this guide, we’ll show you just how effective this commonly used air conditioner mode is and how it can benefit you and your electricity bill in the long run.


How Does the Aircon Fan Mode Work?

As soon as you turn the fan mode on, the aircon unit’s built-in fan starts running continuously to make up for the absence of the compressor and its cold air. This allows the fan to take full responsibility of giving you ample and comfortable cooling and the production of well-ventilated air.

For comparison, this mode only consumes about 150 W, while the default or cool mode in an AC unit consumes around 1000 W — talk about saving energy!


When Should You Use It?

If you’re in no mood for extreme or maximum cooling, try turning the fan mode on. This will allow the aircon unit to maintain a light and fixed temperature within the room that still feels right and comfortable.

Using this mode is also suitable if you’re turning the air conditioning unit for the first time during the day or night. Running the fan gives the unit enough time to warm up on its own in preparation for standard cooling and ventilation. So if you just arrived at home from a long day at work or running errands, try using the fan mode for about 15 to 30 minutes before switching to cool mode.


The Benefits of Using Aircon Fan Mode

Apart from helping you stay fairly cool and save money on electricity bills, using the fan mode feature in your aircon can also give you other additional benefits. Here’s a complete list of what you can expect every time you use the fan mode:

  1. It conserves energy and power consumption - By using the fan alone to provide cool air and ventilation, more power and energy is saved by the unit. Not only that, having the fan mode on allows the unit to take out some of your indoor air that may no longer be within the recommended quality.
  1. It reduces the workload for your unit and improves machine efficiency - Turning the fan mode on can also help reduce the risk of your unit being overworked. Since it only uses the built-in fan, the machine will have an easier time to operate and will prevent the risk of overheating from continuous cooling.
  1. It cools down the unit’s parts and system - When the fan mode is turned on, the unit will only have to rely on the built-in fan to circulate free natural air from the room and also cool down the unit’s hotter parts. This will also allow the AC unit to save energy and power. Talk about giving your electricity bill and unit a break!
  1. It can condition cold temperatures in the morning - Switching to fan mode in the morning is also an efficient and cost-effective way of staying cool and saving electricity. This is because the cool morning temperature already does a good job at aiding the fan in providing cool air with little to no effort made.
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If you like taking naps, there's a specific aircon mode that you can utilize to stay cool and comfortable. That's the aircon sleep mode.


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