Payne PA1Z Package Air Conditioner

Payne PA1Z Package Air Conditioner
user’s information manual
Sizes 024-060
Cancels: New
This manual should be left with the equipment owner.
WARNING: Before performing recommended maintenance, be sure main power switch to unit is turned
off. Electrical shock could cause personal injury.
PA1Z Packaged Air Conditioner
• Your air conditioner will remove humidity from your home
during the cooling season. After a few minutes of operation, you should be able to see water trickle from the
condensate drain of the cooling coil. Check this occasionally to be sure the drain system is not clogged. Of course,
do not expect to see much drainage if you live in a very dry
Congratulations on your excellent choice and sound investment in home cooling comfort!
Your new air conditioner represents both the latest in engineering development and the culmination of many years of
experience from one of the most reputable manufacturers of
comfort systems.
Your new unit is among the most energy-efficient and reliable air-conditioning products available today. To assure its
dependability, spend just a few minutes with this booklet now.
Learn about the operation of your air conditioner and the small
amount of maintenance it takes to keep it operating at its
peak efficiency.
The operation of your air-conditioning system is controlled
by the indoor thermostat. You simply adjust the thermostat
and it maintains the indoor temperature at the level you select. Most thermostats for air-conditioning systems have three
controls. These are the temperature control selector, FAN switch,
and SYSTEM switch.
With minimal care, your air conditioner will provide you and
your family with satisfying home comfort — both now and
for years to come.
The temperature control selector is a dial or lever that allows you to establish the degree of temperature that you wish
to maintain for your personal comfort. Some thermostats possess two temperature control selectors: one for setting the temperature desired during the cooling cycle, and one to set the
heating operation temperature (if the accessory electric heater
is used). Typical settings are 78 degrees Fahrenheit for cooling and 68 degrees for heating.
The FAN switch offers two options for controlling the blower:
AUTO and ON. When set to AUTO, the blower will run
during the time the air conditioner is operating. When the
FAN switch is set at the ON position, the blower will run
Typically, the SYSTEM switch on your thermostat offers the
following selections: COOL, OFF, and HEAT. Your thermostat may also have a fourth selection, AUTO. The air conditioner will not operate when the SYSTEM switch is set at
the OFF position. With the SYSTEM switch set at COOL,
the cooling section of your comfort system will operate when
the indoor temperature rises above the level that you wish to
maintain. With the SYSTEM switch set at the HEAT position, the accessory electric heater will operate automatically
whenever the indoor temperature falls below the level that
you have selected.
The AUTO selection found on some thermostats provides for
automatic changeover between cooling and heating cycles. With
the SYSTEM switch set in the AUTO position, the cooling
mode is activated when the indoor temperature rises above
the thermostat cooling temperature setting, or the heating
mode will be activated when the indoor temperature drops
below the thermostat setting for the heating cycle.
To better protect your investment and to eliminate unnecessary service calls, familiarize yourself with the following facts:
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service, maintenance or use can cause explosion,
fire, electrical shock or other conditions which may cause
personal injury or property damage. Refer to this manual.
For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency, distributor, or branch. The
qualified installer or agency must use only factory authorized kits or accessories when modifying this
• Your air-conditioning system should never be operated without a clean air filter properly installed. Plan to inspect the
filter periodically. A clogged air filter will increase operating costs and shorten the life of the unit.
• Supply-air and return-air registers should not be blocked.
Drapes, furniture, and toys are some of the items commonly found obstructing grilles. Restricted airflow lessens
the unit’s efficiency and life span.
• Outdoor units must have unrestricted airflow. Do not cover
the unit, lean anything against it, or stand upon it. Do not
allow grass clippings, leaves, or other debris to accumulate around or on top of the unit. Maintain a 12-in. minimum clearance between the outdoor unit and tall grass,
vines, shrubs, et cetera.
• Your multipurpose indoor thermostat is the control center
for your air-conditioning system. You should familiarize yourself with its proper operation. Attempting to control the
system by other means — for instance, switching the electrical supply power ON and OFF — may cause damage to
the unit.
• Thermostat ‘‘jiggling’’ causes rapid-cycling, which is potentially damaging to the compressor. Do not move the temperature selector on the thermostat for any reason for at
least 5 minutes after the compressor has shut off.
• You may find that you can maintain greater personal comfort by running the fan continuously. ‘‘Air pockets’’ can form
due to the structure of the building, placement of registers, et cetera. These air pockets may be too cool or warm
for your liking. Continuous fan operation minimizes any
temperature differences. Also, systems equipped with electronic air cleaners and/or humidifiers offer the added benefits of having the air continuously cleaned year-round, and
humidified during the winter season.
When operating in the cooling cycle, your air conditioner will
run until the indoor temperature is lowered to the level you
have selected. On extremely hot days, your air conditioner
will run for longer periods at a time and have shorter ‘‘off’’
periods than on moderate days.
The following are typical conditions that add extra heat and/or
humidity to your home. Your air conditioner will work longer
to keep your home comfortable under these conditions:
• Entrance doors are frequently opened and closed
• Laundry appliances are being operated
• A shower is running
• More than the usual number of people are present in the
• More than the normal number of electric lights are in use
• Drapes are open on the sunny side of the home
overheat and automatically shut down. In the extreme, the
components will fail and need to be replaced. To avoid inefficient or failed operation of your unit, CHECK THE FILTER(S) EVERY 3 TO 4 WEEKS. Replace filter(s) when necessary, or clean the filter(s) if you have the reusable type.
If you own a packaged air conditioner that includes electric
heat as an accessory, you need only program your thermostat
for heating.
With the SYSTEM switch of your indoor thermostat set to
the HEAT position, the heating section of your home comfort
system will operate until room temperature is raised to the
level you have selected. Of course, the heating unit will have
to operate for longer periods to maintain a comfortable environment on colder days and nights than on moderate ones.
Disposable filters should be replaced by similar, new filters
of the same dimensions.
Reusable, permanent filters should be washed in a solution
of cold water and mild detergent, then rinsed and thoroughly
dried. THE FILTER MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE BEING REINSTALLED. To avoid prolonged shutdown of your unit while a filter is drying, you should have an
extra filter on hand. This would allow you to rotate between
the two with minimal downtime for your comfort system. Extra filters may be purchased from your dealer.
The filter(s) and filter rack for a packaged system are supplied and installed by the contractor or dealer. Typically, the
filter(s) and rack are located in the return-air duct at the outdoor unit or behind the return-air grille(s). Have your dealer
show you the location of your filter(s) and the procedures for
removal and replacement.
If you have any questions about the removal and/or cleaning
of your filter(s), contact your dealer for assistance.
If grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, and debris are kept away
from the unit, minimal care should be sufficient to keep the
system functioning properly. However, if the outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a brush or vacuum cleaner and soft brush
attachment to clean the exterior surface. If dirt is deep in the
coil, contact your dealer for service. The outdoor-fan motor
may have to be disconnected and the top panel removed to
gain access to the coil for thorough cleaning. Do not attempt
this yourself.
With the proper maintenance and care, your air conditioner
will operate economically and dependably. Maintenance can
be accomplished easily by referring to the following directions. However, before performing maintenance, consider these
important safety precautions:
Your packaged unit should be maintained at a level position.
If its support should shift or settle so that the unit is no longer
level, you should correct the condition. Relevel it promptly to
assure condensate drainage out of the unit. If you notice that
water or ice collects beneath the unit, arrange for it to be drained
away from the unit.
WARNING: Disconnect all electrical power to the air
conditioner before performing service or maintenance.
Do not remove access panels. Disconnect power to any
supplemental electric heaters.
NOTE: There may be more than one electrical disconnect switch.
Check the indoor and outdoor disconnect switches. Verify that
circuit breakers are ON.
Check for sufficient airflow. Check the air filter(s) for any accumulations of dirt. Check for blocked return-air or supplyair grilles. Be sure grilles are open and unobstructed.
Check the settings on your indoor thermostat. If you desire
cooling, see that the temperature control selector is set below
room temperature and the SYSTEM switch is on the COOL
or AUTO position. If you require warmth, be sure the temperature control selector is set above room temperature and
the SYSTEM switch is at HEAT or AUTO. The FAN switch
should be set at ON for continuous blower operation or AUTO
if you wish the blower to function only while the unit is
If your comfort system still fails to operate, contact your servicing dealer for troubleshooting and repairs. Specify your apparent problem, and state the model and serial numbers of
your equipment. (You should have them recorded on page 4
of this booklet.) With this information, your dealer may be
able to offer helpful suggestions over the phone, or save valuable time through knowledgeable preparation for the service
CAUTION: Although special care has been taken to
minimize sharp edges in the construction of your unit,
be extremely careful when handling parts. Do not reach
into the unit.
A dirty air filter will cause excessive strain on the compressor and blower motor. This can cause the components to
In addition to the routine maintenance that you perform, your
home comfort system should be inspected regularly by a properly trained service technician. The inspection (preferably each
year, but at least every other year) should include the
Record the model, product, and serial numbers of your new
equipment in the spaces provided below. This information, along with the other ready-reference facts requested below, will be necessary should you ever require information or
• Routine inspection of air filter(s). Replacement or cleaning
as required.
• Inspection and cleaning of the blower wheel, housing, and
motor. Service should include proper lubrication of these
Date Installed
• Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor (evaporator)
and outdoor (condenser) coils.
• Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, plus the primary
and secondary drain lines. Service should include cleaning
if required.
Dealer Name
• A check of all electrical wiring and connections.
• A check for secure physical connections of individual components within units.
• Operational check of the air conditioning system to determine actual working condition. Necessary repair and/or
adjustment should be performed at this time.
The PA1Z units have a warranty located at the back of this
book. Be sure to read the warranty carefully to determine the
coverage for your unit.
Heater, if applicable:
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Model No.
Serial No.
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Kilowatt Rating
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