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Changing Air Direction; Saving Energy; Normal Operating Sounds - Whirlpool Air Conditioner Installation Instructions Manual

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3. Turn the THERMOSTAT Control to a mid-setting. Adjust the air
conditioner's performance by turning the THERMOSTAT Control
clockwise ( ) for maximum cooling. For less cooling, turn the
THERMOSTAT Control counterclockwise ( ). Experiment and
find the setting that suits you best.
For heating, turn the THERMOSTAT Control counterclockwise (
The electric strip heater is activated when the FAN CONTROL is
set to a heat setting.
NOTE: Your air conditioner is not designed to be used as a
primary heat source. It is intended for supplemental heating only.

Changing air direction


Saving energy

Along with using POWER SAVER (some models), there are many things you can do to help save energy.
• Improve your home's insulation. Seal doors and
windows. Close fireplace flue.
• Close blinds or drapes on the sunny side of your
house. Add awnings.
• Make sure drapes or furniture do not block airflow
from your air conditioner.
• Turn lights and appliances off when they are not

Normal operating sounds

When your air conditioner is operating normally, you may hear sounds such as:
• Droplets of water hitting the condenser, causing a
"pinging" or "clicking" sound. The water droplets
help cool the condenser.
• Air movement from the fan.
• Clicks from the thermostat cycle.
Your air conditioner has one of these controls:
The louvers in the top of the front panel allow you to
control the direction of the cooled air. Use the tabs to
direct the air right or left (some models). Rotate the
whole cartridge to direct air up, down or straight ahead.
• Ventilate your attic. High temperatures in the attic
add to the air conditioner's cooling load.
• Try not to use heat-producing appliances during the
hottest part of the day.
• Keep heat registers and cool-air returns closed.
• Use exhaust vent fans while cooking, doing laundry,
or bathing.
• Vibrations or noise due to poor wall or window
• A high-pitched hum or pulsating noise caused by
the modern high-efficiency compressor cycling on
and off.


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