If your thermostat isn’t signaling your equipment to start, it won’t switch on.
The key point is checking it’s on “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your air conditioner might not switch on. Or you could receive. hot air blowing from vents being the heater is running instead.
If you rely on a digital thermostat:
- Swap out the batteries if the readout is empty. If the monitor is presenting scrambled letters, buy a new thermostat.
- Make sure the proper mode is on the display. If you can’t alter it, cancel it by dropping the temperature and pushing the “hold” button. This will cause your AC to run if programming is incorrect.
- Test setting the thermostat 5 degrees colder than the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t work if the thermostat is identical to the space’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is calibrated correctly, you should receive cool air quickly.
If you have a smart thermostat, including ones made by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, check the manufacturer’s website for troubleshooting. If you’re still having problems, contact us at 308-995-8177 for assistance.