If your thermostat isn’t giving a sign to your equipment to work, it won’t activate.
The main step is checking it’s set to “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your air conditioner may not switch on. Or you might get. heated air coming from vents since the heater is on instead.
If you have a regular thermostat:
- Replace the batteries if the monitor is blank. If the monitor is displaying garbled numbers, get a new thermostat.
- Check the right program is showing. If you can’t alter it, override it by lowering the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if the configuration is not right.
- Test setting the thermostat 5 degrees colder than the house’s temperature. Your AC won’t start if the thermostat is identical to the house’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is calibrated properly, you should receive cold air quickly.
If you have a smart thermostat, such as one produced by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, check the manufacturer’s website for help. If it still won’t work, reach us at 402-628-0206 for support.