If your thermostat isn’t signaling your AC to work, it won’t activate.
The most important part is checking it’s on “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your AC will probably not start running. Or you could have. heated air blowing from vents because the furnace is running instead.
If you have a regular thermostat:
- Put in new batteries if the readout is clear. If the monitor is showing jumbled characters, buy a new thermostat.
- Check the correct option is showing. If you can’t alter it, reverse it by decreasing the temperature and pressing the “hold” button. This will cause your AC to run if scheduling is incorrect.
- Attempt to set the thermostat 5 degrees colder than the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t cool if the thermostat matches the room’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is set correctly, you should begin getting refreshing air promptly.
If you have a smart thermostat, including ones produced by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, go to the manufacturer’s website for help. If you still can’t get it to work, contact us at 570-648-0748 for help.