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Understanding Air Conditioning Settings

Setting Up Your Air Conditioner Settings

We receive lots of calls each year with people asking how to change their air conditioner settings. With the change of seasons alternating from cooling to heating and vice versa it seems like it should be so simple! However with the remote controls being so small and the setting selections being hard to read it’s a common issue we come across. We’ve compiled a basic guide to changing your settings.

Air Conditioning Remote Control options

What Temp Should My Air Conditioner Be Set At?

Changing Air Conditioner Settings For a New Season


In Queensland it’s quite common to change your air conditioner settings from winter to summer or summer to winter and it’s relatively easy to do on most air conditioning systems. Firstly you need to look for the “mode” setting on your air conditioning remote and follow what is usually a simple selection process. 

Some systems will have (written text) such as “Cool” or “Heat” so pressing one of these modes will allow you to make your desired selection. Where this becomes tricky is usually due to the remote control using pictures instead of text. These symbols can be small and hard to read. Generally the heating selection will have a picture of a sun, where as the cooling will have a snowflake design.

Hot Cold Air conditioning Settings

Common issues with Air Conditioning Remote settings

  1. Changing the temperature only. Lots of people think that just by changing the settings from 18 degrees to 24 degrees that this will change the system from cooling to heating. This isn’t the case as you will also need to also change the mode as described above.
  2. Confusion over multiple options. Some systems will have multiple options for “mode” settings. These may include “Eco”, “Dry” and can cause the system to seem as though it’s not working correctly.
  3. Batteries low in the remote. You might need to change the batteries in the remote if the settings don’t seem to be changing with the remote selections.
  4. No sound or beep. If you change the setting as the remote appears to change “mode” and there’s no sound, the system may not have registered your selection. Make sure you aim the remote at the system and then wait until you hear the beep to acknowledge the Air Conditioner has recognised your new setting.

Air conditioner remote settings help

If your having trouble getting your system to work don’t hesitate to give us a call, we can provide over the phone advice and help get your system on the perfect selection to suit the season. Call our professional air conditioning team today on 1300 139 039 or complete our air conditioning service request form today.


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