Living in Las Vegas, you may know those power outages are not a common occurrence, yet they can happen during thunderstorms and harsh weather. While they force you to sit around either shrouded in the dark or surrounded by candles and wait for power to be restored, they also cause your home to get hot and humid by the time the power is back. For many, it comes as a surprise that when the power returns, the air conditioning system seems unresponsive. Rather than turning to an AC repair immediately, you may need just to reset your AC any time the power goes out.
How To Reset Your AC?
Though all systems and installations vary, there is usually a standard set of procedures that can get the system back up and running after a power outage without booking an AC repair in Las Vegas, NV if that is where you are. So let’s take a look at what you should do if you find yourself in a hot and sticky puddle once the power returns after an outage:
1. Turn Off The AC: Use the thermostat to turn off your air conditioner. If you have a digital panel, all you need to do is turn off the system. If you can’t, you can just move on to the next step. Or, if your AC is battery-operated, you can just remove the cells.
2. Reset Power To Neutral: One of the most common AC repair and maintenance issues becomes visible when a power surge causes the unit’s circuit to overload. This kicks off the breaker or “trips” it. That means that it needs to be reset from the home’s main circuit breaker box. Click on the switch that belongs to the AC unit or reset the power to “neutral”.
3. Be Patient: Go on and take a break from all the electricity handling for 30 minutes. During this time, your AC unit will slowly start to reset as it usually takes some time for its internal circuits to get back up after a power outage. This, sure, can seem like hours if your house has gotten extremely hot and humid, but you have got no choice but to leave the thermostat “Off” to prevent your unit from trying to turn on when it is not yet ready to run.
4. Set Thermostat To “Cool”: After those sweaty 30 minutes, turn your thermostat to the “cooling” option, and your unit will come back on. Keep it around five degrees below your actual room temperature so that it can work a bit more efficiently.
5. Ring Up Your Local Service Team: Still no response from your AC unit? Then, you probably need professional help.
If living in Las Vegas, ring up Paramount Air for expert advice on AC repair, maintenance, or replacement, or call us at (702) 861-0036. You can also drop us a mail at [email protected]. We are happy to help you save money on your AC-related grievances while letting your AC live a long life.