How To Reset Your Air Conditioning Unit

Resetting AC in Lincoln, NE

If your Lincoln, NE, air conditioner starts to behave erratically or won’t turn off, you may need to reset it. A reset may also be necessary if your air conditioner tripped the circuit breaker. The process of resetting your air conditioner involves a few steps, and it will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. If your air conditioning system is still having issues after a reset, you may need professional troubleshooting from our skilled technicians.

Shut It Off

The first step in resetting your air conditioner is turning it off. To do this, go to the thermostat. Turn the cooling system off. Next, find the shutoff switch on the air conditioner. If you’re not sure where it’s located, refer to the owner’s manual. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, look up your air conditioner’s make and model. Most manufacturers have the owner’s manuals available online at no cost. Go to the circuit breaker. Locate the circuit for the air conditioner. Turn it off.


After cutting electricity to the air conditioner, wait for one minute. Use your phone or watch as a timer. After one minute is up, restore power to the air conditioner at the circuit breaker.

Turn on the Air Conditioner

Turn the air conditioner’s switch to the “on” position. Go to your thermostat, and turn it on to the cooling function. Your air conditioner may need a few minutes to start up. If you have a smart thermostat, it may need a minute or two to connect to your Wi-Fi and download any software or algorithm updates. If the circuit breaker trips or your air conditioner continues the problematic cycling that it was doing before you reset it, the system may need repairs.

Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc is the trusted air conditioning repair company in Lincoln, NE. We also offer heating repairs and heating and cooling maintenance, installation and replacement services. Our indoor air quality services help you breathe easier. For more information about resetting your air conditioning unit, reach out to us at Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc at any time.

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