How To Reset HVAC System?

The HVAC system in your home is responsible for heating, cooling and ventilating your house.

Sometimes your HVAC system may stop working correctly and you may need to reset it.

Knowing how to reset HVAC system is important for all homeowners.

Resetting the HVAC system might seem difficult but it is actually quite easy.

In this article we will explain to you how to reset HVAC system so that you can do it yourself without needing any help.

Step-by-Step Procedure on How to Reset HVAC System.

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Switch off the Main Power: 

First things first, locate the main power switch or a circuit breaker that controls the power supply to the HVAC system.

Turn it off, so that you don’t get an electric shock while resetting your HVAC system.



Now you have to wait for a few minutes after turning it off so that you can ensure that there is no residual electric power in your HVAC system.

This is important because HVAC systems use capacitors that have the ability to hold an electric charge in them for several minutes even after you have turned off the main supply.


Resetting the Thermostat:

Up till now it should have been completely turned off you can now move to the next step which is to reset the thermostat of your HAVC system.

To do that first, you have to ensure whether you have a Digital Thermostat or a Wired Thermostat.

If it’s a digital one then simply you just have to find the batteries on it and then pull them out and put them back again.

If you have a wired one just find the power button of it and just turn it off and on by pressing it.


Clean the Air Filters & Vents:

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Now we suggest you should check the air filters for your HVAC system as it’s still off.

And if you find any dirt or clogged vents just clean them with a brush or cloth.

Dirty air filters can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system which forces it to work even harder that can lead to malfunction.


Switch on the Main Power:

As you should have checked your air filters till now, you should now turn the main power switch back on.

Make sure to follow the instructions from the manufacturer on how to turn it back on as well because it can vary depending on your model on how to turn it back on.


Ensure that Everything is Working Properly: 

Now you should turn on your HVAC system and see if it works properly or not.

You should begin by checking whether your HVAC system is maintaining your desired temperature or not.

Then you should ensure that aren’t any unusual sounds coming from your HVAC system.

And lastly, you should check that the airflow through the vents is clear and not clogged.

After checking everything you are done resetting your HVAC system successfully.


As you have learned by now that resetting your HVAC system is not an intimidating task at all.

It’s a simple and easy task if you follow the right instructions as mentioned above.

By regular inspection and maintenance of your HVAC system, you can prevent any malfunctions and can surely extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

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