What is Dry Mode and How to Use It ?

Hand with remote control directed on the conditioner.

Air conditioning is a very convenient device, especially when the temperature is too high. When the weather is cold, what can you do – wear as much warm clothing as possible. However, when the temperature becomes unbearable, you can only do a lot of things. Removing clothes has its limitations. A good air conditioning system is very handy as it will keep the cool air in the office and home, making life easier. However, if you do not know how to use it? For example, only very few people know how to use the dry features of most air conditioners today.

What is dry mode?

Dry and cold mode are often compared and confused. They are very different in function and result, even the remote can tell you what is it . On the remote control screen, dry mode is indicated by a water drop symbol, and on the other hand, the cooling mode symbol is often snowflake-like. As mentioned above, the drying function is not a common feature of all air conditioners. Mainly concentrated in some of the central air conditioning unit and the window unit. The main point of the drying mode is to reduce the humidity in the room. As you may know, an increase in humidity means an increase in temperature. When it is wet, even those relatively low temperatures tend to be a bit uncomfortable.

Therefore, the drying function basically reduces the temperature of the room by reducing the humidity. This feature is very convenient during wet months such as the rainy day. During the raining season, the room temperature should not be hot enough and you do not need air conditioning. However, the humidity is quiet high and this make irritating. It is noteworthy that the drying mode does not mean removing all the moisture in the room.

How dry mode work?

While the air conditioner is operating in dry mode, the fans and other internal components of the device will operate. However, this machine does not blow any cold air. The room’s air passes through the air conditioner and the evaporator’s water vapor condense. The dry air will then leave the unit and back into the room. This dry work almost dehumidifier and similar. The dehumidifier can be found in the hardware or home improvement store. If you work in a big room, this is better than a dry mode air conditioner. Air conditioning can only remove some water, not all.

Assuming the thermostat is set to 250 ° C and the humidity in the room is about 90%, the air conditioner will dehumidify the room until the temperature is 250 ° C. When the air conditioner is turned on, the fan starts to operate to suck in air, the compressor is turned on, and the moisture is condensed. When the room or office temperature drops to 250 ° C, the compressor and fan will stop. Humidity level will rises again and the temperature rises too. When the temp rises to 260 ° C, the aircon unit starts to run again – the cycle is repeated.

Dry Or Cool – which one is better?

The working principle of cooling mode and drying mode is almost the same, but when the temperature dropped to 250 ℃, the compressor stops running, the fan has been in working condition. In dry mode, the relative humidity remains at 60%. This occurs in cooling and drying modes, but in drying mode this value remains unchanged. In cooling mode, humidity continues to increase as fans continue to operate. The benefits of using dry mode include:

  • Significantly reduce room humidity
  • Maintain comfortable temperature without cooling
  • Energy efficient

The drying mode do not really cool your  room or office . The cooling effect comes from removing excess moisture rather than actually cooling the room or office. By using the air conditioning unit’s drying function, you will spend less on your electric bills. This is a really best way to keep your temperature comfortable. For more information about aircon servicing , please visit our website .