Every modern air conditioner has a sleep mode, but how does it work, and why should you take advantage of this energy-saving option? Acer Services explain…
Running an air conditioner at “full pelt” all day or all night – either in cooling mode or heating mode – can improve your comfort, however it can be a very costly exercise.
The solution could be as simple as deploying the sleep mode function.
Located on the remote control unit on top brand units such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Samsung, sleep mode works on the assumption that as long as you are cool or cosy getting to sleep, you don’t need the same degree of cooling or warming once you are actually asleep.
As opposed to turning your air conditioner completely off (and waking up later in a pool of sweat, or shivering uncontrollably), sleep mode can turn the unit up or down to compensate for your needs while you are at rest.
For example, because your body is inactive whilst sleeping, you don’t need your A/C to be so cold.
In sleep mode, popular air conditioners like Panasonic will automatically increase the temperature setting by a ratio of between 0.5 and 1 degree per hour, up to a maximum of +3 degrees.
This will save energy and therefore save you money…and you won’t even know about it.
It’s the same principal when the air conditioner is in heating mode, only vice versa – in sleep mode, the temperature will be reduced by a ratio of 0.5 to 1 degree every hour up to a maximum of 2 to 3 hours.
Naturally, it all comes down to personal preference.
For instance, you may only want to use your reverse cycle air conditioner to heat your bedroom sufficiently until such time as your doona has made you as warm as toast.
You can then program the unit to fire up again just before you leap out of bed ready to face the new day.
For more information about sleep mode, read our previous blog article – “Using Home Air Conditioning For A Good Night’s Sleep” or simply contact one of our friendly, helpful team members today!