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How To Reset An Outdoor AC Switch?

How To Reset An Outdoor AC Switch

An exterior unit with a compressor delivers the cool air circulating via the vent system in central air conditioning systems. The compressor may need a reset if you don’t get cold air when the thermostat is turned on and set to cool. It’s also conceivable that the compressor unit has been switched off, which several homeowners do during the winter or when the system isn’t utilized for long periods.

Is a Reset Button Available?

A reset button is available on some air conditioner models. If this is the case with your system, learning how to reset the AC unit has just become a little easier. To find it, go outside and check for this button on your outdoor system.

They’re usually rather huge, bright red, and visible. If you can locate it, push the button to see if the problem is resolved. If you don’t have one of these buttons, you’ll have to reset your AC unit manually.

How Often Does One Have to Restart Your Air Conditioner?

While it’s usual to reset an air conditioner, doing it too frequently could suggest a more significant issue. And resetting the unit regularly could exacerbate the problem.

Having said that, if you’re constantly resetting your air conditioner, have it checked out by an HVAC specialist. They can assess the issue and recommend the quickest and most cost-effective solution for your needs.

How do You Restart an Air Conditioner Switch?

  • The first thing one should do is turn off your air conditioner. To begin, make sure your thermostat is set to OFF.
  • After that, turn your air conditioner off. This can be accomplished by locating the AC unit’s cutoff switch.
  • The next step is to locate the air conditioner’s circuit breaker box. Typically, this box is found in basements, closets, crawl spaces, or on the side of the house.
  • Please turn off the switch that controls your air conditioner once you’ve discovered it.
  • Look for the button. A reset button is found on the majority of air conditioners. These buttons are usually red and small. Consult your owner’s manual if you’re having trouble finding it. (If you can’t find it, most of them are available online for quick access.)
  • Wait for another minute, switch it ON after one minute. This enables the unit to self-reset.
  • Restart your air conditioner. Turn on all switches, including the one in your breaker panel.
  • You’ve accomplished a reset! Ensure the thermostat is on COOL and has a lower temperature than the current temperature in your home. Your air conditioner should turn on within a few seconds.
  • Check that cold air moves through your ductwork by placing your palm near the vents.

Resetting A Window AC

  • Because most window air conditioners lack a reset button, you’ll have to unplug it for a few minutes to let the charge drain.
  • The window AC unit should reset and function again after plugging it back in and turning the circuit back on.

After all of the possibilities have been presented, the homeowner can determine what they require. Wolcott Services will send certified, skilled, and trained specialists who specialize in the equipment you need to your home to estimate the total cost of installation. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (503) 420-8022 or send us an email here to make an appointment.

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