How to Manually Turn On An AC Unit

Technology made some impressive advancements for the comfort of the people. Homeowners these days often use remote controllers to turn on and use their appliances; this includes their air-conditioners and setting them to the right temperature. In this way, they can finish the task faster and easier; this also makes people more efficient.

However, when temperatures are rising, the last thing you want is to lose the remote of your air-conditioner! Your most beloved unit will only annoy you or give you a headache. You probably misplaced and cannot find it, but it is also possible that it stopped working altogether. Take a deep breath, calm down, and do not panic; you can still operate it manually, and that is the back-up plan. 

Try checking your owner’s manual because there is useful information in there, like its brand, unit, design, etc. You may even find the answer to your problem there. However, many people don’t really like keeping those, so here are some tips to help you how.

1. Check the Thermostat

 Most of the time, a power button is here to allow you to turn your unit on or off. You can also make adjustments to temperature, timers, etc. in here. Just be careful of the buttons and make sure you know what you are doing.

2. Check the Sides of the Unit

 Other air-conditioners have their switch on the bottom right side of the product, so search this part of the unit if you have trouble looking for the power button.

3. Open the Front Grille

 Most split-type air-conditioners have their switch hidden by the front grille, so you would have to lift it to have access to the button. 

4. Reset your Air-conditioner

 If your unit has a timer and you can’t turn it on again after it shuts down, you can try resetting it. All you have to do is to turn off your appliance first, then go to your circuit breaker. Shut it off, then wait for 30 seconds before turning it back on. 

5. Try Using Mobile Apps

The latest air-conditioners can connect to Wi-Fi, which means you can control it by connecting it to your smartphone. Just visit Google Play and search for some apps related to air-conditioners, examples are AnyMote – Smart Remote Control, IR Universal Remote, AirTouch, Tado Smart AC Controller, and many others. 

 The tips stated above should be enough to help you with your problem. You may also try replacing your remote when you can. However, if these did not work, then this might be a sign that your missing remote controller is not the only problem with your unit. 

 Many other factors may be contributing as to why you cannot turn on your unit. If you suspect that something is wrong, don’t hesitate to call a professional to help you. 

 Still, the most important thing is to maintain your air-conditioner and take care of the things that come with it. Just don’t lose your remote controller again!