To prevent injury, death, or property damage, readand follow all instructions and warnings, includinglabels shipped with or attached to unit beforeoperating your new air conditioning system.
Proper maintenance for maximum efficiency
A central air conditioner is not a house-hold appliance. It’s a self-containedsystem that requires professionalmaintenance and repair.That’s why attempts at “do-it-yourself”repairs on an in-warranty unit may voidthe remainder of your warranty.Other than performing the simple main-tenance recommended in this manual,you should not attempt to make anyadjustments to your central air condi-tioning system. Your dealer will be ableto take care of any questions orproblems you may have.
*Before removing the filter, see the ownersmanual furnished with the indoor unit.
How to remove your filter.*
Ask your American Standard dealerwhere the filter is located in your systemand how to service it.Just be sure to replace it with the arrowspointing in the direction of the air flow.
Call your dealer for additionalroutine maintenance
Your air conditioning system should beinspected regularly by a properly trainedservice technician.
The inspection(preferably twice each year, but atleast once a year) should include thefollowing:
•Routine inspection of air filter(s).Replacement or cleaning as required.•Inspection and cleaning of the blowerwheel, housing, and motor asrequired.•Inspection and, if required, cleaningof indoor and outdoor coils.•Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan,plus the primary and secondary drainlines. If supplied, the auxiliary drainpan and line should be inspected atthis time. Service should includecleaning, if required.
Help ensure top efficiency bycleaning or replacing thefilter monthly.*
When the air conditioner circulates andfilters the air in your home, dust and dirtparticles build up on the filter. Excessiveaccumulation can block the air flow,forcing the unit to work harder tomaintain desired temperatures. Andthe harder your unit works, the moreenergy it uses.Clean or replace your filter twice amonth during seasons when the unitruns more often.When replacing your filter(s), alwaysuse the same size and type that wasoriginally supplied. Filters are availablefrom your dealer.Where disposable filters are used, theymust be replaced every month withthe same size as originally supplied.
Efficiency can be maintained bykeeping outdoor unit clear ofdebris, leaves and shrubbery.
Efficient operation of your air conditionerdepends on the free flow of air over thecoil. Anything that blocks the air flow,causes the compressor to work harderto move the warm air out of your house.To avoid overworking your unit, do notplant flowers or shrubbery right next to it.Also, make sure that nothing is stackedagainst the sides of the unit or drapedover it.Making sure your outdoor unit is keptclear at all times helps it work at peakefficiency.
Keep your air conditionerlooking new for years.
Clean the enamel finish of your airconditioner with soap and water. Forstubborn grease spots, use a householddetergent. Do not use lacquer thinner orother synthetic solvents as they maydamage the finish.•A check of all electrical wiring andconnections.•A check for secure physical con-nections of individual componentswithin units.•Operational check for the air condi-tioning system to determine actualworking condition. Necessary repairand/or adjustment should beperformed at this time.•
Your servicing dealer may offer aneconomical service or preventativemaintenance agreement that coversseasonal inspections. Ask yourdealer for further details.
Although special care has been taken to minimizesharp edges in the construction of your unit, beextremely careful when handling parts or reachinginto the unit.
Condensate drains should be checked and cleanedperiodically to assure condensate can drain freelyfrom coil to drain. If condensate cannot drain freely,water damage could occur.Disconnect all electrical power to the indoor airhandler or furnace before removing access panelsto perform any maintenance. Disconnect power toboth the indoor and outdoor units. NOTE: Theremay be more than one electrical disconnectswitch. Electric shock can cause personal injuryor death.Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,service, maintenance, or use can cause explosion,fire, electrical shock, or other conditions whichmay cause personal injury or property damage.Consult a qualified installer or service agency forinformation or assistance. The qualified installeror agency must use factory-authorized kits oraccessories when modifying this product.