Ways to Reset Your Air Conditioner After a Storm

During a severe storm, lightning is one of the most significant threats to your home. Your home’s electricity supply could be shut off if it collides with a utility pole and causes a power spike. It’s likely that some of your appliances, such as your heater or air conditioner, won’t turn back on when the electricity is back on.

How to reset the internal circuit breaker in your air conditioner?

Set your thermostat to the "Off" position.

Turning off your air conditioner at the thermostat is the first step in restarting it. Installing fresh batteries will solve the problem if your thermostat runs on batteries.

Reset the breaker.

Find the house’s breaker box. The circuit breaker box, a gray metallic box, is typically found in one of the following areas: the garage, basement, wardrobes, laundry room, or a section of your home’s exterior.

The AC’s circuit was probably overloaded by a storm’s power surge, which “tripped” the exterior electrical circuit breaker. Find the switch that has been “tripped” or turned to the neutral position. Turn the circuit breaker to the “off” position (right), then back to the “on” position to reset it (left).

Wait for 30 minutes.

Your air conditioner’s internal breaker will reset during this time. Keep the thermostat set at “off” for the full 30 minutes. If the thermostat requests cooling, the internal breakers cannot be reset.

Set the thermostat to the "Cool" setting.

Return to your thermostat after 30 minutes, set it to cool, and make sure the setting is at least 4-5 degrees lower than the indoor temperature. The thermostat should activate the AC.

If these steps don’t solve the issue, there can be a problem that needs to be inspected right away by AC repair in San Fernando professionals. Never address the problem yourself; instead, contact Santana Air Inc. After all, it’s best to leave the maintenance of HVAC systems and electricity problems to experts. Our team is always dedicated to providing high-quality repairs for heating and air conditioning systems.

To make an appointment for air conditioning service in San Fernando, dial 818-822-3763 or email us here.

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