Air con­di­tion­ing has long been an inte­gral device for cre­at­ing com­fort­able indoor con­di­tions. It is with his help that peo­ple are saved on the hottest sum­mer days. But a very small num­ber of users are aware that this device can be used effec­tive­ly in the win­ter. How to set the air con­di­tion­er to heat if it gets too cold in win­ter?

Operating temperatures

Most split sys­tems have sim­i­lar oper­a­tional and tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics. Almost all such devices func­tion nor­mal­ly if the tem­per­a­ture is not high­er than 25 degrees above zero and not low­er than 5 degrees below zero. If the tem­per­a­ture is below the min­i­mum thresh­old, the oil used for lubri­ca­tion freezes, and the air con­di­tion­er stops work­ing and may even break down. If the tem­per­a­ture is high­er than the max­i­mum val­ue of +25 degrees, then the sys­tem is in dan­ger of over­heat­ing, which can also dis­able it. It is impor­tant to con­sid­er these thresh­old val­ues ​​when oper­at­ing the device, and you should also under­stand the prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion of the air con­di­tion­er.

Air conditioner

Turning on the heating

Before set­ting the air con­di­tion­er to heat­ing mode, you need to make sure that its oper­at­ing tem­per­a­ture is with­in the oper­at­ing range, oth­er­wise the sys­tem may fail. Undoubt­ed­ly, dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies (for exam­ple, LG, Sam­sung or Gen­er­al) pro­duce large­ly dif­fer­ent mod­els, but there is still a cer­tain uni­ver­sal mod­el for turn­ing on heat­ing:

  • It is nec­es­sary to turn on the device (pow­er but­ton, signed as “On”).
  • Next, press the “Heat” but­ton, which means “warmth”.
  • If this but­ton is not present, there may be oth­er options: “Mode”, or any oth­er but­tons, under / above which icons such as “sun”, “drop”, “fan”, “snow” are drawn. If none of these but­tons is present, it means that the sys­tem is not capa­ble of heat­ing.
  • If the “Mode” but­ton is present, you need to press it sev­er­al times until the “sun” or the sig­na­ture “Heat” is dis­played.
  • Use the switch arrows or the “+/-” but­tons to set the desired tem­per­a­ture.

After car­ry­ing out all this pro­ce­dure, the fan will turn on, and after five (max­i­mum ten) min­utes, warm air is formed, heat­ed to a tem­per­a­ture pre­vi­ous­ly set by the user. Some remote con­trol mod­els may be con­fig­ured dif­fer­ent­ly — before set­ting up, it is rec­om­mend­ed to read the instruc­tions.

It is not always nec­es­sary to use the remote con­trol to turn on the air con­di­tion­er for heat­ing mode. Any split sys­tem has an exter­nal pan­el (some­times hid­den by a pro­tec­tive screen), the but­tons of which dupli­cate the keys of the remote con­trol. This is for sit­u­a­tions where the remote con­trol is lost, bro­ken, or locat­ed far away. Using the pan­el, you can set the sys­tem to heat­ing mode in the same way.

Modern air conditioner

What should I do if the heating does not turn on?

There are two main options: either the set­ting was made incor­rect­ly, or there is a break­down in the device itself. It is rec­om­mend­ed to turn off the air con­di­tion­er and repeat all the steps again. If after ten min­utes there is no heat from the device, there is a break­down. The most com­mon mal­func­tion is the lack of fre­on nec­es­sary for the func­tion­ing of the heat­ing sys­tem. In this sit­u­a­tion, it is nec­es­sary to take the air con­di­tion­er for repair, or call qual­i­fied spe­cial­ists home, espe­cial­ly if the device is under war­ran­ty.

In addi­tion, it is pos­si­ble that the air con­di­tion­er is turned on at tem­per­a­tures that are incom­pat­i­ble with its nor­mal oper­a­tion. It should be not­ed that some man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies pro­duce addi­tion­al mod­i­fi­ca­tions that expand the oper­at­ing tem­per­a­ture range from ‑30 to +30 degrees Cel­sius.

Advantages and disadvantages of heating mode

Mod­ern air con­di­tion­ers per­fect­ly heat any room. The heat­ed air con­di­tion­er has a high effi­cien­cy (stands for “coef­fi­cient of per­for­mance”, which allows you to cre­ate com­fort­able con­di­tions in an apart­ment or house. How­ev­er, it is not rec­om­mend­ed to neglect the ser­vices of cen­tral heat­ing.

The con­stant oper­a­tion of the sys­tem is rel­a­tive­ly harm­ful to the body, since heat­ed air mass­es dur­ing pro­longed cir­cu­la­tion in a closed room harm the nat­ur­al process­es of ther­moreg­u­la­tion, which can affect the immune sys­tem.

A tip that will come in handy for every­one: how to get rid of an unpleas­ant smell in the air con­di­tion­er.

Video instruction on turning on the air conditioner for heating mode

Recall that the air con­di­tion­er has a lot of modes (not only heat­ing).

This video explains in detail and shows the method by which you can turn on the heat­ing func­tion on the air con­di­tion­er. The user, using his own exam­ple, describes in detail all the actions using the remote con­trol, as well as the reac­tion of the sys­tem itself to turn­ing on and chang­ing cer­tain para­me­ters relat­ed to the heat­ing mode (sound sig­nals, visu­al — turn­ing on the lights).

Vik­tor Datsky

Con­sul­tant in the field of house­hold appli­ances. I help guests of the SovetExpert.ru project to choose the right prod­uct and save mon­ey when buy­ing. I have an unbi­ased opin­ion. Ready for dia­logue.

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