If you are looking for an American Standard AC reset button, look at the outdoor (condenser) unit. Especially along the edge closest to the ground. The reset button location is along the edge closest to the ground and is often red and easy to see, so it should be easy to find.
If you can’t find an American Standard AC reset button on the outdoor unit, it might be behind the service panel on the inside. Turn off the power to the air conditioner system with your circuit breaker before you try to look inside the machine.
Are there reset buttons on American Standard air conditioners? Most likely, an American Standard air conditioner and heat pump do not have a reset button. But, you don’t need to worry. You can still manually reset your American Standard air conditioner by following the steps below.
How to Reset American Standard Air Conditioner?
If your American Standard AC unit doesn’t have a reset button, you can manually reset it by doing the following:
- Turn off your air conditioning system using the thermostat.
- Turn off your American Standard AC at the circuit breaker. Find the circuit breaker that controls your HVAC system. Switch it to the “OFF” position.
- Wait at least a minute before turning the breaker back ON.
- Wait 30 minutes before you turn the thermostat back on to turn on your unit again. This gives your system a chance to reset the circuit breaker that is built into it.
- Once the 30 minutes are up, turn your thermostat carefully back to “COOL.” Ensure the thermostat is set at least five degrees below the room’s current temperature so you can tell if everything is working right.
If the above steps don’t work, you might want to try resetting the thermostat. Depending on what the temperature is, the thermostat tells your air conditioner to cool the air. If the thermostat is broken, your entire air conditioning system will not work at all.
Before you restart the American Standard air conditioner through the thermostat, you need to change the batteries in your thermostat. The electronic parts of the air conditioner sometimes also need to be discharged by taking out the batteries.
Why Would You Want To Reset Your American Standard AC Unit?
There are a few reasons you would want to reset your American Standard AC, but a tripped breaker is the main one. An air conditioner has its own circuit breaker, just like most other electrical appliances. It is a safety switch that protects your unit by turning it off when it detects an overload.
Sometimes parts of your HVAC need a reboot, just like you have to restart your computer when there’s a problem.
For instance, to reset an American Standard air conditioner, you have to turn off the power to the condenser unit and thermostat and then turn it back on. When you turn your air conditioner back on after a reset, it will often start to work normally again. If a reset doesn’t restore your American Standard AC to working order, then it is time to call the AC service technician.