Gadgets Now Bureau11 Apr, 2022, 10:33AM IST
Modern ACs come with multiple cooling modes -- Cool, Dry, Hot, Fan and more. For better cooling, make sure that the AC is set on ‘Cool mode’.
Make sure that the AC filters are clean. It is recommended to clean the filters every two weeks to ensure better airflow and cooling. Make sure that there is no dust or debris in filter vents to help maintain steady airflow.‘
It is advisable to keep the room closed properly to keep the cold air trapped in the room. Ensure that the doors and windows are closed properly. Also, avoid opening and closing them repeatedly.
If your room is directly exposed to sunlight, then it can be a little difficult for the AC to cool the room. For better results, make sure to drape the curtains on the windows to avoid direct sunlight from entering the room.
Another common reason behind the low cooling can be your AC capacity. If the room size is bigger than the AC capacity, cooling will be less effective. Here’s a recommended AC capacity based on the room size: 100 Sq Ft = 1-ton; 150 Sq Ft = 1.5-ton and 200 Sq Ft: 2-ton.
Cooling efficiency of the AC depends upon the size of the room and the area it is trying to cool. However, there’s another factor that affects the cooling efficiency and that’s the number of people in the room. Simply put, more people = slow cooling
This one is for split ACs. In peak summer, direct sunlight falling on the outdoor unit can affect the cooling as well. So, make sure that the outdoor unit is placed in a shaded area.
Always keep the airflow or the area around the outdoor unit clear so that it can have a proper airflow. It is advisable not to keep any large object near the outdoor unit that may obstruct the airflow.
For better cooling, it is important that the AC is timely serviced. This will ensure that the AC is in the best condition possible and gives proper cooling.