I'm feeling quite pleased with myself and I'll tell you why in a minute.
The weather in Shizuoka is quite different from the weather in Hokkaido. In Hokkaido, there was no need for an air conditioner because it never got hot enough to need one. In the winter, it was very cold and snowy and we used a toyu stove to heat the apartment. I wrote about it here.
In my apartment here, I have a combination air conditioner and heater, called an air con. When I moved in, it was set for the air conditioner mode, but recently it has been getting cooler at night. I wanted some heat, but didn't know how to change from air conditioner to heat. I couldn't read the Kanji on the remote control.
Everything can be found on the internet! I was able to find this and have now changed it to heat! I just compared the kanji in the article with the kanji on my remote.
It's a difficult world when you are illiterate, but I'm always happy when I can win over Kanji.