If your thermostat isn’t giving a sign to your system to run, it won’t activate.
The main step is making sure it’s set to “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your air conditioner may not turn on. Or you could get. hot air coming from vents because the furnace is going instead.
If you’re using a digital thermostat:
- Swap out the batteries if the monitor is empty. If the readout is showing jumbled numbers, replace the thermostat.
- Make sure the proper option is displaying. If you can’t alter it, reverse it by decreasing the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will cause your AC to run if programming is not right.
- Try setting the thermostat 5 degrees cooler than the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t work if the thermostat is identical to the room’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is set accurately, you should start getting chilled air quickly.
If you’re using a smart thermostat, like one made by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, look at the manufacturer’s website for troubleshooting. If you still can’t get it to work, contact us at 918-333-0376 for assistance.