If your thermostat isn’t giving a sign to your AC to work, it won’t switch on.
The key part is ensuring it’s set to “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your air conditioning may not switch on. Or you could get. heated air coming from vents because the furnace is on instead.
If you have a regular thermostat:
- Replace the batteries if the screen is empty. If the monitor is showing jumbled letters, replace the thermostat.
- Make sure the right option is showing. If you can’t update it, override it by decreasing the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will make your AC start if the configuration is not right.
- Attempt to set the thermostat 5 degrees below the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t start if the thermostat matches the room’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is adjusted properly, you should receive chilled air quickly.
If you’re using a smart thermostat, like one made by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, go to the manufacturer’s website for assistance. If you still can’t get it to work, reach us at 715-301-0256 for help.