If your thermostat isn’t giving a sign to your equipment to work, it won’t switch on.
The key point is making sure it’s set to “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your air conditioner may not start running. Or you might receive. hot air moving from vents since the heater is going instead.
If you’re using a traditional thermostat:
- Replace the batteries if the monitor is clear. If the readout is showing jumbled characters, replace the thermostat.
- Check the proper program is displaying. If you can’t change it, override it by dropping the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if the configuration is not right.
- Try setting the thermostat 5 degrees lower than the room’s temperature. Your AC won’t work if the thermostat matches the space’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is set accurately, you should receive chilled air promptly.
If you’re using a smart thermostat, such as one manufactured by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, go to the manufacturer’s website for assistance. If it still won’t work, call us at 478-202-3170 for help.