If your thermostat isn’t signaling your air conditioner to start, it won’t activate.
The main part is checking it’s on “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your AC might not switch on. Or you could receive. heated air blowing from vents because the furnace is on instead.
If you rely on a regular thermostat:
- Replace the batteries if the readout is empty. If the monitor is presenting scrambled letters, buy a new thermostat.
- Ensure the correct option is showing. If you can’t update it, override it by dropping the temperature and pressing the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if scheduling is wrong.
- Attempt to set the thermostat 5 degrees lower than the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t cool if the thermostat matches the space’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is set properly, you should begin getting refreshing air fast.
If you rely on a smart thermostat, like one made by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, check the manufacturer’s website for help. If you still can’t get it to work, call us at 530-885-8081 for assistance.