If your Bryant thermostat is malfunctioning (such as not heating or cooling), resetting the device could help fix such problems.
Whether you’re looking to reset your Bryant thermostat to fix some malfunctions in the device or to reprogram the device, this post contains handy tips to help you do that. Let’s get started.
How to Reset a Bryant Thermostat?
Follow the steps below to reset your Bryant thermostat:
- Locate the circuit breaker panel in your home.
- Next, find the circuit breaker for your Bryant thermostat.
- Flip the breaker off. Then wait 5 minutes and flip it back on.
Note that this method works for all Bryant thermostat models (Bryant Evolution Connex, Bryant Housewise, etc.).
However, if you have a Bryant Housewise thermostat and are looking for specific reset instructions, follow these steps:
- Tap the Menu on the thermostat home screen.
- Next, tap Settings and tap Reset.
- A list of reset options will appear on the screen. Tap Reset All. Then tap Yes to complete the reset.
So that’s all about factory resetting your Bryant thermostat.
If you’ve reset your thermostat to fix some glitches in the device, yet the problem persists, keep reading to see other troubleshooting steps to try.
How to Troubleshoot Your Bryant Thermostat?
Try these troubleshooting steps:
1. Check if Your Thermostat is Set to the Correct Mode
If your Bryant thermostat is malfunctioning (not heating or cooling), check that it’s set to either Heat or Cool.
Your Bryant thermostat will only cool if you’ve set it to Cool. Likewise, the device only heats if you move it to Heat mode.
If your thermostat isn’t heating or cooling, you’ll need to check if you’ve set it to the correct position. To do this, press the H/C button on the thermostat until you see Heat or Cool on the left side of the screen.
If your Bryant thermostat doesn’t start functioning properly, move on to the next step.
2. Ensure that Your Air Conditioning System or Furnace is Turned On
Your Bryant thermostat won’t cool if your outdoor air conditioning system is turned off. To fix this issue, you’ll need to switch on the outdoor air conditioning system. Press the disconnect switch beside the outdoor air conditioning unit to turn it on.
In the same way, the thermostat won’t heat if you haven’t switched on your furnace. To determine if your furnace is on, check if the switch beside the furnace is set to the On position.
But if the furnace is turned off, switch it on.
Is your thermostat back to normal now? If not, check the next tip.
3. Change the Filter in Your Furnace
If your Bryant thermostat isn’t heating or cooling, the filter in your furnace might be faulty. A furnace with a problematic filter won’t work. As a result, your thermostat won’t turn on the heat.
Your air conditioning system receives hot air from the blower motor in your furnace and converts the hot air to cool air. So, if your furnace isn’t working, your AC won’t supply cool air to your home. This will prevent your thermostat from cooling.
You can resolve this problem by changing the filter in your furnace. Once you replace your furnace filter, your thermostat should be back to normal.
But if the device is still malfunctioning, continue to the next tip.
4. Unblock your Air Vents
Your Bryant thermostat passes hot and cool air through the air vents in your home.
If the thermostat isn’t heating or cooling, the air vents might be blocked by the furniture in your home.
In that case, you’ll need to pull your furniture away from the wall where the air vents are installed.
Air vents are usually located close to the bottom of the wall. You’ll find them if you scan the walls in your home.
Once you unblock your air vents, your thermostat may start blowing hot or cool air. However, if the thermostat is still not functioning correctly, ask your technician to inspect the device.
So that’s how to reset your Bryant thermostat. As mentioned, if you reset your thermostat because of some glitches (not heating or cooling) in the device, you can try the troubleshooting steps above.
If your thermostat isn’t working properly after you’ve tried all the steps above, hire an HVAC expert to check it.