CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER with PURON REFRIGERANT

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER with PURON REFRIGERANT
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
with PURON® REFRIGERANT
A GUIDE TO OPERATING AND MAINTAINING YOUR RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING UNIT
NOTE TO INSTALLER: THIS MANUAL SHOULD BE LEFT WITH THE EQUIPMENT USER.
WELCOME TO EFFICIENT HOME
COOLING COMFORT
! WARNING
To prevent personal injury, death, or property
damage, read and follow all instructions and
warnings, including labels shipped with or attached to the unit before operating your new air
conditioner.
Congratulations on your excellent choice and sound investment
in home cooling comfort!
Your new air conditioning unit 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. This unit utilizes Carrier’s environmentally
friendly Puron® refrigerant.
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.
With minimal care, your new air conditioner will provide you
and your family with cool comfort—both now and for years to
come.
YOUR COMFORT SYSTEM
Identifying Your System
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the type of system you
have. This knowledge will be of use in understanding the basic
operation of your new air conditioner.
The type of air conditioner you have purchased is a split system.
The split-system type has an indoor and an outdoor unit, each of
which contains a coil. These units are interconnected by refrigerant tubes, as shown in Fig. 1.
Each unit has a rating plate affixed to it which provides necessary
information for specific identification of a unit. You should
familiarize yourself with the product, model, and serial numbers
listed on each rating plate. Record them for future reference on
the last page of this booklet.
Safety Consideration
Recognize safety information. This is the safety-alert symbol ! .
When you see this symbol on the unit or in instructions and manuals, be alert to the potential for personal injury.
Understand the signal word DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These works are used with the safety-alert symbol. 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.
IMPORTANT FACTS
To better protect your investment and to eliminate unnecessary
service calls, familiarize yourself with the following facts:
• 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 registers. Restricted airflow lessens the unit’s
efficiency and life span.
• The outdoor unit must have unrestricted airflow. Do not cover
the unit, lean anything against it, or stand on 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, etc.
• 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 house, placement of registers, etc. These
pockets may be too cool or warm for your liking. Continuous fan
operation minimizes any temperature differences. Also, systems
equipped with electronic or mechanical air cleaners and/or
humidifiers offer the added benefits of having the air continuously
cleaned year-round and humidified during the winter season.
• A system equipped with a heat or energy recovery ventilator
offers the advantage of exhausting stale air from the home and
allowing fresh air in from the outdoors while minimizing heat
loss.
! 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.
Consult a qualified installer, service agency, or
your distributor or branch for information or assistance. The qualified installer or agency must
use factory-authorized kits or accessories when
modifying this product.
Fig.1—Typical Split-System
Installation
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LCD READOUT DISPLAYS
CURRENT ROOM TEMPERATURE,
DESIRED ROOM TEMPERATURE,
UNIT MODE SETTING,
AND FAN MODE SETTING
Thermostat
FAN
RESET/FILTER
UP AND DOWN
BUTTONS INCREASE
OR DECREASE THE
DESIRED TEMPERATURE
SETTINGS
MODE
MODE BUTTON SELECTS
BETWEEN OFF, HEAT,
COOL, AND AUTO OPERATION
RESET FILTER BUTTON
RESTARTS THE TIMER
THAT CALCULATES
THE NEXT AIR FILTER
CHANGE OR CLEANING
FAN BUTTON CHOOSES
BETWEEN ON OR AUTO
FAN OPERATION
Fig. 2—Typical Carrier Non-Programmable Thermostat
OPERATING YOUR
AIR CONDITIONER
• Your system may also be equipped with a zoning system which
allows individual control over the temperatures of separate areas
of your home.
• 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, don’t expect to see much
drainage if you live in a very dry environment.
• Your unit is not designed to be operated when outdoor temperatures are lower than 55°F without modification. If operation below this temperature is required, consult your installer.
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 have three controls: a temperature control selector,
a FAN control, and a SYSTEM or MODE control. Fig. 2 and 3
show typical Carrier thermostats.
The temperature control selector is a dial, lever, or set of buttons that
allows you to select the temperature you wish to maintain for your
personal comfort. Some thermostats possess two temperature
MODE BUTTON SELECTS
BETWEEN OFF, HEAT,
COOL, AND AUTO
OPERATION
PROGRAM BUTTONS
FOR PROGRAMMING
HEATING/COOLING
CYCLES
LCD READOUT DISPLAYS
CURRENT ROOM TEMPERATURE,
DESIRED ROOM TEMPERATURE
OR OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE,
UNIT MODE SETTING,
FAN MODE SETTING,
AND TIME OF DAY
Programmable
Thermostat
COPY PREVIOUS DAY
CHANGE DAY
PROGRAM
MODE
END
FAN
SET TIME/TEMP RESET
RESETFILTER
FILTER
UP AND DOWN
BUTTONS INCREASE
OR DECREASE THE
DESIRED TEMPERATURE
SETTINGS
HOLD
HOLD
FAN BUTTON CHOOSES
BETWEEN ON OR AUTO
FAN OPERATION
SET TIME
BUTTON
RESET FILTER BUTTON
RESTARTS THE TIMER
THAT CALCULATES
THE NEXT AIR FILTER
CHANGE OR CLEANING
HOLD BUTTON MAINTAINS
THE CURRENT TEMPERATURE
AND OVERRIDES PROGRAMMED
TEMPERATURE CHANGES
UNTIL RESET
Fig. 3—Typical Carrier Programmable Thermostat
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COOLING MODE
MAIN
When operating in cooling mode, 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 and force your cooling unit to
work longer to keep your home comfortable:
• 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 home.
• More than the normal number of electric lights are in use.
• Drapes are open on the sunny side of the home.
ON
OFF
Fig. 4—Main Electrical Disconnect
control selectors: one for setting the temperature desired during
cooling operation, and one for setting the temperature for heating
operation.
The FAN control offers two options for controlling the blower:
AUTO and ON. When set to AUTO, the blower runs only while the
thermostat operates the cooling or heating equipment. When the
FAN control is set to ON, the blower runs continuously—regardless
of whether the cooling or heating equipment is operating.
Typically, the SYSTEM or MODE control on your thermostat
offers the following selections: COOL, OFF, and HEAT. Your
thermostat may also have a fourth selection: AUTO. Neither the
cooling or heating equipment operate when the SYSTEM or
MODE control is set to OFF. With the SYSTEM or MODE
control set to COOL, your air conditioner will operate when the
indoor temperature rises above the level that you wish to maintain.
With the SYSTEM or MODE control set to HEAT, your furnace
or other heating equipment will operate automatically when 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 modes. With
the SYSTEM or MODE control set to AUTO, your air conditioner will operate when the indoor temperature rises above the
thermostat cooling temperature setting, and your furnace or other heating equipment will operate when the indoor temperature
drops below the thermostat setting for the heating cycle.
NOTE: For 2-speed air conditioners, this special feature is built
in to protect the unit:
• 1-MINUTE TIME DELAY – When changing speeds from
low to high, or high to low, there is a 1-minute time delay. During
the speed change delay, the oudoor fan will continue to run.
If you wish to program your accessory electronic indoor thermostat, refer to thermostat Installation Instructions.
Your thermostat may be PROGRAMMABLE or NON-PROGRAMMABLE. A NON-PROGRAMMABLE thermostat does
not allow the temperature settings to be varied throughout the day
or week without physically changing the settings. A PROGRAMMABLE thermostat allows various daily temperature changes to
be preset. During the winter, for example, you may wish to “set
back” the temperature of your home at night, then have the temperature return to normal prior to waking up. The home’s temperature can then be lowered again during the day when no one is at
home, but again be at peak comfort level when your family
returns home. During the summer, the opposite changes might be
programmed. When properly used, the programming can result in
energy savings on your home’s heating and cooling.
HEATING MODE
With the SYSTEM or MODE control of your indoor thermostat
set to HEAT, the furnace or other heating equipment of your
home comfort system will operate until room temperature is
raised to the level you have selected. Of course, the heating
equipment will have to operate for longer periods to maintain a
comfortable environment on cooler days and nights than on
moderate ones.
Refer to your furnace User’s Manual for specific information on
heating operation.
NOTES: a) Two-speed air conditioners operate for long periods
of time on low speed. This operation improves system efficiency
and your comfort through closer control of temperature and
humidity. Expect longer operating cycles.
b) With two-speed air conditioners, low and high indoor airflow
settings are critical for maintaining system comfort and efficiency. Consult your installer for airflow setting adjustments.
PERFORMING ROUTINE
MAINTENANCE
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.
Fig. 5—Removing Filter from
Fan Coil Unit
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However, before performing maintenance, consider these
important safety precautions.
surface. However, only perform this maintenance when the coil
is completely dry.
If coil cleaning is required, call your dealer for service. It may
be necessary to clean the coil with a detergent solution and rinse
it with water. This could require the removal of the coil. You
should not attempt this yourself.
! WARNING
To prevent personal injury or death disconnect
all electrical power to the indoor air handler or
furnace before removing access panels to perform maintenance. Disconnect power to both the
indoor and any outdoor units. NOTE: there may
be more than 1 electrical disconnect switch.
OUTDOOR COIL
If grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, and debris are kept away
from the outdoor unit, minimal care should be sufficient to keep
the system functioning properly. For proper drainage, debris must
be removed periodically from the base pan. However, if the outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a vacuum cleaner with soft brush
attachment to clean the exterior surface. Vacuum coil surface with
an up and down motion. Be careful not to bend or damage fins.
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.
! CAUTION
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.
CHECK THE INDOOR AIR FILTER
OUTDOOR COIL—SEA COAST
A dirty air filter will cause excessive strain on the compressor
and blower motor. This can cause the components to overheat
and automatically shut down. In the worst case, 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.
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 allows you to rotate between the two with minimal
downtime for your comfort system. Extra filters may be
purchased from your dealer.
There are no filters in the outdoor unit of a split-system. If your
indoor unit is a gas or oil furnace, refer to your furnace User’s
Manual for filter location and procedures for cleaning or
replacement.
If your system includes an indoor fan coil unit, the filter may be
located in the unit where it connects with the return-air duct or
plenum. (See Fig. 5.) Remove the filter cover plate by sliding
latches toward center of plate. Lift filter to clear lower flange.
Filter is spring-loaded and will pop out. Reinstall filter, being
certain to secure filter behind lower flange. When reinstalling
cover plate, secure plate behind upper flange then slide tabs
outward.
The indoor fan coil unit may be located in the attic. In
this instance the filter could be located behind the return air
grille. Access the filter by removing two screws from return
air grille.
If your unit is located near the ocean, special maintenance is
required. Ocean mist/breeze carries salt, which is corrosive to
most metals. Although your new unit is made of galvanized
metal and is protected by top-grade paint, you should take the
precaution of additional maintenance which consists of
periodically washing the unit. By washing all exposed surfaces
and coil approximately every 3 months, you will be adding
additional life to your unit. Consult your installing contractor
for proper intervals/procedures for your geographic area or service contract.
UNIT SUPPORT
Your split-system outdoor unit should be maintained in 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 proper water 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.
BEFORE YOU REQUEST A SERVICE
CALL
CHECK FOR THESE EASILY SOLVED
PROBLEMS:
• Check the indoor and outdoor disconnect switches. Verify that
circuit breakers are ON or that fuses have not blown.
• Check for sufficient airflow. Check the air filter(s) for any
accumulations of dirt. Check for blocked return-air or supply-air
registers. Be sure registers are open and unobstructed.
• Check the settings on your indoor thermostat. If you desire
cooling, make sure that the temperature control selector is set
below room temperature and the SYSTEM or MODE control is
set to COOL or AUTO. If you require warmth, be sure the temperature control selector is set above room temperature and the
SYSTEM or MODE control is set to HEAT or AUTO. The FAN
control should be set to ON for continuous blower operation or
AUTO if you wish blower to function only while your heating or
cooling equipment is operating.
• Check note concerning special features and time delays in
“Operating Your Air Conditioner” section.
If your comfort system still fails to operate, turn your system off
and contact your servicing dealer for troubleshooting and
ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANER
If your system contains an Electronic Air Cleaner consult the
User’s Manual for specific care of that product.
INDOOR COIL
If the split-system coil has only been operated with a clean filter
in place, it should require minimal cleaning. You may use a vacuum cleaner and soft brush attachment to remove any accumulation of dust from the top and underside of the finned coil
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repairs. Specify your apparent problem, and state the model and
serial numbers of your equipment. (You should have them
recorded the last page 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 call.
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. The inspection
(preferably each year, but at least
every other year) should include the
following:
• Routine inspection of air filter(s). Cleaning or replacement as
required.
• Inspection and cleaning of the blower wheel, housing, and
motor.
• Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor and outdoor
coils.
• Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, plus the primary and
secondary drain lines. If supplied, the auxiliary drain pan and line
should be inspected at this time. Service should include cleaning
if required.
• 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.
Your servicing dealer may offer an economical service contract
that covers seasonal inspections. Ask for further details.
FOR THE RECORD
Record the model, product, and serial numbers of your new
equipment in the spaces provided on the last page of this
Owner’s Manual. This information, along with the other readyreference facts requested, will be necessary should you ever
require information or service.
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INSTALLATION DATA
MODULAR INDOOR UNIT, if Applicable:
Date Installed
Blower—Product No.
Dealer Name
Model No.
Address
Serial No.
City
State
Zip
Coil—Product No.
Telephone
Model No.
Serial No.
SPLIT-SYSTEM
OUTDOOR UNIT:
Heater—Product No.
Product No.
Model No.
Model No.
Serial No.
Serial No.
ACCESSORIES
INDOOR UNIT OR COIL:
Product No.
Product No.
Product No.
Model No.
Product No.
Serial No.
Product No.
Product No.
Printed on recycled paper.
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.
Carrier Corporation
Indianapolis, IN 46231
Manufacturer reserves the right to discontinue, or change at any time, specifications or designs without notice and without incurring obligations.
Copyright 2000 Carrier Corporation
Form: OM38-49
Replaces: OM38-46
Printed in the U.S.A.
05-00
PC 101
Catalog No. 533-767
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