Aircon dry mode vs aircon cool mode. Which one is better?

Confused about dry mode vs cool mode in ac? You come to the right place. Most people just rely on the default cool mode. Running your air conditioner in cool mode will not harm your ac but if you stay in tropical country like Singapore, where humidity level at almost 90% in certain months of the year, dry mode is a better option.

What is difference between cool and dry mode in ac

In this age and day when temperatures are reaching very high levels in different countries worldwide, it is apparent that we are becoming increasingly reliant on humidity and temperature-altering devices like heaters and AC. This is without disbelief, though that, in Singapore, most users are using these devices. And, considering this rise in need for aircon, would not it be just right for people to begin learning how their units work, its different modes, and general features? After all, taking the time to study them could prove to have many advantages.

Are you alert, for example, of the big difference between an Aircon cool mode and air-con dry mode? Very few users take the time to know them that, regardless of what mode their unit is presently in, they definitely could not tell the difference between the two. Most people just trust on the standard and familiar “Cool Mode” most of the time. While there is nothing bad with having your aircon running permanently on “Cool Mode”, it would not hurt to learn the other specs of your unit, right?

One can argue that some aircon does not even have a “Dry Mode.” Anyway, in a commonly tropical country like Singapore where the level of humidity can rise by as much as eighty to ninety percent at different times of the year, aircon units with a “Dry Mode” are the best option. This tip should go with the users who reside near the sea and other locales where humidity is on a high level due to different weather situations.

What is dry mode on air conditioner

When your AC is in dry mode, the gadgets fan and inner parts are working, but the unit is not blowing out chilly air.  Instead, air passes via the unit, humidity condenser on the units evaporator and air drier exits the gadget. The drier air packs the area or room where the AC is placed. This dehumidification process gets rid of some moisture from the area or room but not as much as a standalone dehumidifier. The aircon dry mode also uses less power energy than the chill mode.

Switching modes

You can carefully move from dry mode to chill mode or other features on your business or home aircon without any issues occurring inside the unit.  You do not have the power of the unit or wait for a period of time before changing modes. Your AC will quickly switch to the mode you want.

Standalone dehumidifiers

If you have a big room place you must dehumidify, buy, and use an outside dehumidifier as a substitute for using your aircon dry model. Dehumidifiers are accessible at hardware, retail stores, and home improvement, as well as internet outlets specializing in air conditioners and appliances.


The fan mode outputs chill air to a room or area but cannot really take care of the humidity of the room. If your AC does not have dry mode, we recommend you get one because humidity play a big role in raising the temperature of the room. Decrease humidity bring in the cooling effect!

Is dry mode better than cool mode? Yes.

We also wrote an article on what is the best temperature for dry mode. Please kindly have a look.

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