If your thermostat isn’t signaling your system to start, it won’t turn on.
The key part is ensuring it’s on “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your AC may not start running. Or you may receive. hot air blowing from vents because the heat is going instead.
If you rely on a digital thermostat:
- Put in new batteries if the screen is clear. If the monitor is displaying jumbled characters, buy a new thermostat.
- Make sure the correct setting is on the display. If you can’t update it, cancel it by dropping the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if scheduling is incorrect.
- Try setting the thermostat 5 degrees colder than the space’s temperature. Your AC won’t start if the thermostat matches the room’s temperature.
Once your thermostat is calibrated correctly, you should start getting cold air fast.
If you have a smart thermostat, such as one manufactured by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, go to the manufacturer’s website for assistance. If you still can’t get it to work, call us at 614-879-9091 for assistance.