Technological advancements are made throughout the past years, and it only made our daily lives easier and better. As an example, remote controllers are made to make it easier for us to operate devices and even household appliances. You can even turn an air conditioning unit using a remote. 

As usual, people usually tend to misplace things such as keys, ball pens, and cards. But what if you misplaced your remote controller? Imagine if you’re in the middle of a hot, humid afternoon, and suddenly, your remote is gone! It would surely make you lose your temper and make you hot-headed. But don’t panic, take a deep breath and relax. There are always different ways to do some things, and this time, you can do it manually. 

If you’ve never tried to read or even touch your manual, this is the perfect time for you to do it. User’s manuals are often filled with information that you need and answer the questions in your mind. You can even find ways here on how you can operate your air conditioning unit manually. But what if you misplaced it too? Don’t worry, I got you. Here are some tips on how you can turn on operate your air conditioner manually:

Find the Power Button

In turning on any device or household equipment and appliances, the first thing you should do is to find the unit’s power button. Usually, different models and brands of air conditioners might have different power button placements, too. If you have your manual, you can easily locate it by looking at the diagram showing the unit’s different parts. But if you don’t, try finding it on your own. The usual areas are somewhere near the thermostat, on the sides of the unit, somewhere at the lower right corner, or in some cases, behind the front grille. This is essential for turning the unit on and off.

Reset the Unit

If you happen to set the unit’s timer using the remote and can’t control it manually anymore, you can always try resetting the unit once the timer is up and the unit shuts down. Usually, all you have to do is to unplug the unit and head for your circuit breaker. Turn it off and wait for 30 seconds. Do this and you’re good to go.

In some models or units, it has a built-in reset button. You can use this, unplug the unit and wait for 30 minutes before turning it back on again.

Download Remote Controller Apps

If none of the tips above does the job for you and you want to use your remote controller so bad but you have yet to buy another one, then you should want to start downloading and trying some remote controller apps on your mobile device. Millions of these are available on Google Play or App Store. Try to find the ones that are working. If you find this convenient, you can use this to turn your unit on and off. You can use this temporarily before buying a new remote.

If none of the tips above worked for you, then it might indicate that a lost remote isn’t the only problem of your unit. You can always try to call for diagnostics for this matter. Nonetheless, we hope we’ve helped! Good luck with operating your unit manually.