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Owner’s Information Manual
Central Air Conditioning System
NOTE TO EQUIPMENT OWNER:
For your convenience, please record the model and serial numbers of your new equipment in the space
provided. This information, along with the installation data and dealer contact information will be helpfu
should your system require maintenance or service.
OUTDOOR UNIT (Air Conditioner)
INSTALLATION INFORMATION:
Model # _____________________________________
Date Installed ________________________________
Serial # ______________________________________
DEALERSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION:
INDOOR COIL (Furnace Coil or Fan Coil)
Company Name_______________________________
Model # _____________________________________
Address______________________________________
Serial # _____________________________________
_____________________________________________
ACCESSORIES (List type and model #)
_____________________________________________
Phone Number _______________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Technician Name _____________________________
NOTE TO INSTALLER:
This manual must be left with the equipment owner.
WELCOME TO EFFICIENT
YEAR--ROUND COMFORT
ABOUT YOUR AIR
CONDITIONING SYSTEM
CONGRATULATIONS! You have made an excellent choice and
sound investment in home cooling comfort! Carrier offers more
than one hundred years of creating customized home comfort
systems with the broadest selection of residential heating and
cooling products available.
Your new Carrier air conditioning system is a product of that
experience, and will provide you and your family with years of
dependable, energy efficient cooling comfort.
This booklet provides information on how your system works as
well as helpful hints on operation and maintenance so you can
enjoy peak performance for years to come. For even greater
peace of mind, your expert Carrier dealer can provide
professional maintenance and service on an annual or as--needed
basis to ensure that your system receives the very best care from
the industry experts. Ask your dealer about scheduling annual
maintenance visits or about the benefits of a service contract. In
addition, your installing Carrier dealer can offer expert
recommendations on all of the Carrier products, accessories and
services available to enhance your comfort through personalized
control of your system and improved indoor air quality.
Identifying Your System
Your new Carrier air conditioning system is what we call a ”split
system.” It has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit connected to
each other with copper tubing called refrigerant lines. Each of
these units has a rating plate with the model and serial numbers
you will need to reference when calling an authorized Carrier
dealer about your system.
Take a few moments now to locate those numbers and record
them in the spaces provide on the cover of this booklet.
USING YOUR NEW CARRIER
SYSTEM
Your Carrier air conditioning system is controlled by a
thermostat inside your home. Because there are so many
thermostats available, please refer to the owner’s manual supplied
with your thermostat or indoor unit for complete details on
system operation. Or, read the next section for basic operating
instructions.
SYSTEM OPERATION WITH
BASIC THERMOSTAT
A NOTE ABOUT SAFETY
Any time you see this symbol
in manuals, instructions and
on the unit, be aware of the potential for personal injury. There
are three levels of precaution:
DANGER identifies the most serious hazards which will result in
severe personal injury or death.
WARNING signifies hazards that could result in personal injury
or death.
CAUTION is used to identify unsafe practices which would
result in minor personal injury or product and property damage.
!
Most basic thermostats have three main controls:
S System or Mode Control: Typically offers the following
selections: Cool, Off, and Heat. Some thermostats also have
Auto, which lets the system switch between heating and
cooling as needed.
S Temperature Control: A button, lever, or set of buttons that
allows you to select the temperature inside your home.
S Fan Control: Typically offers two options: Auto and On.
”Auto” provides slightly higher energy efficiency by
circulating air only during cooling (or heating) operation.
”On” provides better air circulation, better dehumidification
and better air cleaning by running the system’s blower
continuously.
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH AND / OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE HAZARD
COOLING YOUR HOME
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death or property damage.
For cooling operation, make sure the System or Mode control is
set for Cooling. Then, adjust the Temperature control to your
desired setting. Finally, use the Fan control to select Automatic
(turns on and off as cooling is needed) or On (runs continuously).
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. Consult a qualified installer, service
agency, or your distributor or branch for information or
assistance. The qualified installer or service agency must use
factory--authorized kits or accessories when modifying this
product.
!
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY,
DAMAGE HAZARD
DEATH,
OR
PROPERTY
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death, or property damage.
Read and follow all instructions and warnings, including labels
shipped with or attached to unit before operating your new air
conditioner.
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DELUXE THERMOSTATS
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR
COOLING SYSTEM
Carrier offers a number of deluxe thermostats, including
programmable models, which can provide a number of benefits
depending on the model:
S
Customized daily and/or weekly comfort schedules that you
create to match your lifestyle
S
Enhanced energy efficiency and comfort
S
Enhanced comfort through humidity control
S
Enhanced maintenance reminders
S
Remote system operation
These simple suggestions can help you enjoy years of maximum
cooling comfort:
S Listen To Your System
Get to know the start--up and operational sounds your indoor and
outdoor units make. Learn to recognize and identify unusual
sounds that may signal the need for service.
S Keep Filter Clean
A clogged or improperly installed air filter on your indoor unit
will increase operating costs and shorten the life of the unit. Plan
to inspect the filter monthly and clean or replace it as needed.
S Do Not Block Floor, Wall or Ceiling Vents
When drapes, furniture, toys or other common household items
block vents, the restricted airflow lessens the system’s efficiency
and life span.
S Do Not Cover or Block Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit needs unrestricted airflow. Do not cover it or
place items on or next to it. Do not allow grass clippings, leaves,
or other debris to accumulate on the sides or top of the unit. And,
maintain a 12” (304.8 mm) minimum clearance between the
outdoor unit and tall grass, vines, shrubs, etc.
S Check Condensate Drain
Your air conditioner removes humidity from your home during
the cooling season. After a few minutes of operation, water
should trickle from the condensate drain of the indoor coil. Check
this occasionally to be sure the drain system is not clogged.
Drainage will be limited if you live in a very dry environment.
S Do Not Operate Below 55_F (13_C)
Your outdoor unit is not designed to operate when outdoor
temperatures are lower than 55_F (13_C) without modification.
If operation below this temperature is required, consult your
Carrier dealer.
Ask your Carrier dealer for information on a deluxe thermostat
option that matches your air conditioning system.
OPERATION UNDER EXTREME
CONDITIONS
Your air conditioner will run as long as necessary to maintain the
indoor temperature selected on your thermostat. On extremely hot
days, your air conditioner will run for longer periods at a time
than on moderate days. Your system will also run for longer
periods of time under the following conditions:
S
Frequent opening of exterior doors
S
Operating laundry appliances
S
Taking hot showers
S
More than the usual number of people present in the home
S
More than the normal number of electric lights in use
S
Drapes or blinds are open on the sunny side of the home
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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
INDOOR UNIT (Furnace or Fan Coil)
(Also refer to the furnace or fan coil Owner’s Manual)
Simple, routine maintenance as described below will enhance
your air conditioning system’s ability to operate economically
and dependably. Always remember the following safety
precautions:
S
There are no filters on your outdoor unit. However, a dirty air
filter on the indoor unit can cause overheating, automatic system
shutdown, and in extreme cases, component failure.
WARNING
!
CHECK THE FILTER(S) MONTHLY AND CLEAN OR
REPLACE AS NEEDED. For details on how to check, clean or
replace your filter(s), refer to your furnace or fan coil owner’s
manual. OR, if you have an electronic air cleaner or a larger,
”boxed” air filter, refer to the owners manual supplied with those
products.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal
injury or death.
Disconnect all electrical power to the indoor air handler or
furnace before removing access panels to perform any
maintenance. Disconnect power to both the indoor and
outdoor units (see Fig. 1.)
S
Coil Cleaning
Your indoor coil is located in a sealed cabinet on your indoor unit
and will require minimal cleaning with routine filter maintenance.
Longer operating cycles and reduced energy efficiency may
indicate the need for a coil cleaning by your Carrier dealer.
NOTE: There may be more than one electrical disconnect
switch.
!
Check the Air Filter Monthly
CAUTION
OUTDOOR UNIT
S
PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PRODUCT AND
PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD
Coil Cleaning
The most visible part of the outdoor unit is the large ”coil”
wrapped around the inner components of the air conditioner. If
grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, and debris are kept away from
the coil, minimal care is needed. If the coil becomes dirty, clean
the coil surface with a vacuum cleaner using a soft brush
attachment. Use an up and down motion being careful not to
bend or damage the delicate, aluminum coil fins. If dirt is deep in
the coil, contact your dealer for service.
Failure to follow this caution may result in personal injury or
product and property damage.
Although special care has been taken to minimize sharp edges
in the construction of your unit, be extremely careful when
handling parts or reaching into the unit.
S
Base Pan Drainage
Periodically check for and remove debris that has settled around
the base of your outdoor unit. This will ensure proper drainage
of the base pan and eliminate standing water inside the outdoor
unit.
S
Level Installation
Your Carrier dealer will install the outdoor unit in a level position.
If the support base settles or shifts and the unit is no longer level,
be sure to re--level it promptly to assure proper drainage. If you
notice water or ice collecting beneath the unit, arrange for it to be
drained away from the unit.
SEA COAST COIL MAINTENANCE
Coastal locations often require additional maintenance of the
outdoor unit due to highly corrosive airborne ocean salt.
Although your new Carrier system is made of galvanized metal
and is protected by top--grade paint, take the additional
precaution of periodically washing all exposed surfaces and the
outdoor coil approximately every 3 months. Consult your
installing Carrier dealer for proper cleaning intervals and
procedures for your geographic area or ask about a service
contract for regularly scheduled professional cleaning and
inspections.
Fig. 1 -- Main Electrical Disconnect
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TURN TO THE EXPERTS
Before you request dealer service, check for these easily solved
problems:
S Check the indoor and outdoor disconnect switches (see Fig.
1.) Also check your main electrical panel circuit breakers or
fuses.
S Check for sufficient airflow.
Air filter(s) should be
reasonably clean and interior vents should be open and
unobstructed.
S Check thermostat settings.
For cooling, your desired
temperature setting should be LOWER than the displayed
room temperature, and the System/Mode control should be
on Cool or Auto. For heating, your temperature setting
should be HIGHER than the displayed room temperature,
and the System/Mode control is set to Heat or Auto.
S Time delays -- depending on the Carrier air conditioner you
have, there may be delays in unit operation that are built--in to
protect the equipment and your comfort. Don’t be alarmed if
you notice a time delay in operation. It may be a standard
protection feature of your equipment. Check with your
Carrier Dealer for more informationon time delays.
If you need to contact your Carrier dealer for troubleshooting
and/or repairs, be sure to have the model and serial numbers of
your equipment available (there are spaces on the cover for you to
write this information). 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 call.
When you turn to Carrier for your indoor comfort needs, you are
turning to the experts. With more than a century of experience,
Carrier has seen it all. Whether we’re delivering superior comfort
for homeowners nationwide, or solving cooling or refrigeration
challenges around the world, Carrier has been coming through
since 1902.
Your Carrier air conditioning system, backed by the world’s best
name in comfort and supported with expert installation,
maintenance and service by your local Carrier dealer should
provide years of reliable, energy efficient cooling comfort.
REGULAR DEALER MAINTENANCE
In addition to the routine maintenance that you perform, your
home comfort system should be inspected regularly by a properly
trained service technician. Many dealers offer this service at a
reduced rate with a service contract. Some service contracts offer
additional benefits such as parts discounts and no additional
charge for ”after hours” or emergency service.
Your annual system inspection should include:
S Routine inspection of air filter(s) with replacement or
cleaning as required
S Inspection and cleaning of the blower wheel housing and
motor
S Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor and outdoor
coils
S Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, as well as the primary
and secondary drain lines. If the system has an auxiliary
drain pan and line, they should be inspected at this time as
well. Service should include cleaning if required.
S Check all electrical wiring and connections
S Check for secure physical connections of individual parts in
each unit
S Operational check of the air conditioning system to determine
actual working condition. Necessary repair and, or
adjustment should be performed at this time.
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HEATING & COOLING
TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON PARTS: Consult your installing dealer or classified section of your local telephone directory under the
“Heating Equipment” or “Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems” heading for dealer listing by brand name.
Have available the Model No., Series Letter, & Serial No. of your equipment to ensure correct replacement part.
Copyright 2007 Carrier Corporation
Printed in the U.S.A.
Edition Date: 07/07
Manufacturer reserves the right to change, at any time, specifications and design without notice and without obligation.
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Catalog No: OM38HDR ---1
Replaces NEW
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