The winter has already approached India. And this means that the houses have become colder, and they will have to be heated with air conditioners. How to do it right?
Switch the air conditioner to heating mode
Sometimes people spend money to call the master because of their carelessness: their air conditioner is serviceable and does not require repair, they just forgot to change the mode. Raise the degrees on the remote is not enough, we must also set the heating mode.
On most consoles in the air conditioners in India, this mode is indicated by the sign of the sun (and cooling is called a snowflake). If the characters are different, you can check on the manufacturer’s website. Also, there are short videos about the operation of the device.
It is necessary to lower the wings at the air outlet down and set the temperature to 25 ° C.
You need to know that warm air rises by itself, so if you direct the airflow down, it will first warm the room, and then go to the ceiling. Heating takes some time, so immediately after turning on the air conditioner, cold air comes out of it.
Eliminate all gaps in doors and windows
No split air conditioner can heat the entire globe. Through the cracks in the windows and doors gets cold air. As a result, the air conditioner turns on more often and inflates the electricity bill. Therefore, the gap must be eliminated.
You also need to close the doors to those rooms where there is no one at the moment – it will be warmer in the place where people stay.
Check the condition of the compressor and strengthen the bracket
We must make sure that the compressor is not obstructed by vegetation and is not littered – this can lead to blockage of its ventilation openings. Check mounting bracket. In winter, strong winds can move a loose air conditioner, and it can fall and break.
Mold smell in the first weeks
The first time after switching mode, the device can spread the smell of mold. This can be prevented by spraying the indoor unit with a first aerosol.
Do not rush to call the master
Not every suspicion of malfunction requires calling the master. If the air conditioner heats up too slowly, you can add a couple of degrees on the remote for a start. The device automatically turns off when the room temperature reaches the value set on the remote. Only if it is not warm enough, even if it is exposed to 30 °, it is necessary to call the repairman.
If steam comes out of the compressor, this is also not an accident, but a defrosting process. And not every noise indicates a problem. Sometimes the noise causes thermal expansion of the body, which no master can eliminate.