A quick guide to your air conditioning setting symbols

How familiar would say you are with your AC setting symbols? On a scale of 1 to 10, perhaps being at a level 6 is not something surprising, if we think of the hundreds of varieties of air conditioners. Well, we’ve gone the extra mile for you and tried to summarize the most important information on AC setting symbols you could possibly need. Ready, steady…what does this button do?

Together with the components and the keywords, it is really important to understand all the AC signs. But before diving deep into the magical world of symbols, we will structure the AC setting symbols into three main groups: the ‘essentials’, the ‘know-your-modes’ symbols and the ‘become a guru of AC setting symbols’.

For quick information on how to correctly use your cooling and/or heating system, call our experts at Jaric Air Conditioning and get valuable insights today!

The essential AC setting symbols

power Nowadays, there are many companies, in various countries, which manufacture air conditioners, each with their own characteristics. We can all agree, though, that there is one symbol entirely universal, the first most important button of all: the on/off button.

Let’s assume that once you’ve turned the air conditioner on, it’s automatically set to do something. Nevertheless, it should be something that best suits your needs, so for that, you have the temperature symbols: temperature

‘Know your modes’ symbols

Just like you should always know your mood, you should also know and understand your modes, your air conditioner’s modes.


The Auto mode, as you most probably know, switches between the cooling and the heating mode by calculating the differences between pre-set temperature and room temperature.

The cool mode – the generic symbol used for cooling mode is the snowflake. You’re definitely familiar with it since we use it so often in Brisbane.

Heat Mode is another universal symbol in the AC with heating capacities, especially in reverse cycle units. However, you may sometimes find different versions of the Sun as a representation of the heating mode.

Dry mode – may seem a little confusing as a symbol, since it makes you think of humidity rather than dryness. But this drop is generally agreed to represent the dry mode, (insert internal link to blog: https://jaricgroup.com.au/dry-mode/) or dehumidification mode.


Ventilation mode – the generic representation of this is the windmill. Just like the energy of the wind is converted into rotational energy, the AC works as a fan rotating the air, with no release of cool or hot temperatures.

Become the guru of AC setting symbols

If you really want to go beyond the basics (or the most relevant symbols), then let us introduce you to:


On your remote control, set your timer to switch on AC after 2 hours, it will start the countdown and will trigger the compressor to begin the pre-set operation.


Finally, the silent operation is an important symbol to be aware of, especially during the night.

Any AC setting symbols you have and don’t know what they mean? Call Jaric Air Conditioning at 1300 452 742 and get personalized advice and solutions for your home.

Until next time, remember we’re always here to help!

Your friend and AC expert,

John Ricca

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