If you’re anything like us, then the first thing that goes through your head when there is a power outage is, “I hope my air conditioner still works.” Unfortunately, many of us have experienced this feeling of dread and disappointment.
You walk outside to check if the power has come back on, only to find that it hasn’t. This can be an especially worrisome situation in the hot summer months!
Fortunately for all of those who are suffering from these sweltering days, you don’t need to worry about your air conditioner being out of commission for long, as we will teach you the ways of the AC specialist on how to restart it after a power outage.
Why You Need to Properly Turn on Your AC After a Black-out
Power outage is a common problem anywhere in the world. Not only does it affect what you’re doing, but it can have some adverse effects on your appliances too if you’re not careful.
One of the biggest things that can be affected by a power outage is your air conditioner, which will need to have its settings changed in order for it to work with no electricity being supplied to it from an outside source.
If you don’t take care of this right away, then you’ll find yourself struggling with some major problems:
- Your AC won’t start at all, even if there’s enough gas left (if on natural gas) or if you’re using LP Gas
- Your AC might get damaged due to the lack of electricity to keep it cool
- Your AC won’t work properly and can even make you sick because the condenser coils will be hotter than normal.
This is why you need to take care of your air conditioner after a power outage, as well as any other appliances that have been affected by this issue.
How to Restart Your Air Conditioner After a Power Outage
When it comes to restarting your air conditioner after a power outage, there are two main things that you’ll need to worry about.
The first thing is making sure the AC will turn on. The second is resetting the electricity settings so that they’re compatible with how we use them today in Malaysia.
If this doesn’t seem like something you can handle yourself, then it may be time for professional assistance.
Turn Off your AC thermostat
The first step is to turn off the air conditioner’s thermostat. This can be done by going to your AC unit and simply turning it to “Off.”
After you’ve made this change, turn on all of the fans in your home so that there is some circulation to keep things cool (though not cold).
This step should only take a few minutes and will let you know whether or not your power outage has come back on- if it does, then congratulations! You’re free from worry; however, if nothing changes, then we’ll need to move onto the next steps.
If you are using natural gas for heating and cooling: Turn off any other appliances with pilot lights such as water heaters, ovens, etc.
Switch Off Your AC at The Circuit Breaker
The next step is to go outside and turn off the power at your circuit breaker.
This can be done by flipping a lever to shut off all of the electricity coming into your home, though this may vary depending on where you live.
For most people, it will be enough to flip one switch, but if not then make sure that just about everything else isn’t powered before moving onto the next steps- otherwise you’ll find yourself zapping things left and right!
Turn on Your AC Back On At the Breaker
Now that you’ve turned off the power, it’s time to turn on your AC back at the breaker.
This is a crucial step because if you try and bypass this, then electricity will still be running through your home without any of its appliances working!
This can make for an unpleasant environment, especially in a place where there is no natural light coming from outside (such as during nighttime hours).
After turning on all devices again- including those with pilot lights like ovens or water heaters- check to see how much gas was used up by shutting them down earlier.
Wait For 30 Minutes For Your AC
The next step is to wait for at least 30 minutes before turning off your AC.
This will ensure that there’s enough gas in the system, as well as time for all of the heat from shutting it down earlier to dissipate so that you can get back into a comfortable environment without any worries.
Turn Your Cooling System Thermostat Back On
Once you’ve waited, it’s time to turn the thermostat back on.
This is so that your AC can resume its normal operations and cool off your home again!
Depending on how long of a power outage this has been, then everything may be working as expected, or you might need help from professionals to get everything set upright.
Today we’ve learned about how to restart your AC after a power outage.
You don’t want to be sitting in the sweltering heat of an apartment or house without air conditioning during a summer day, so you must be prepared for these types of situations.
Luckily, there are ways to get your AC back up and running quickly once more electricity comes through again.
We hope this post has been helpful! If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us we would love to help out as much as possible!