While packaged systems are typically installed outdoors at ground
level, technicians may also install an all-in-one unit in a crawl
space or even on the roof for horizontal or down-flow designs. This
can make performing preventative maintenance difficult, and in which
case should always be performed by a Trane Comfort Specialist.
Packaged System Preventative Maintenance Tips
While most packaged system preventative maintenance should be
performed by a certified dealer, there are a few basic maintenance
tasks you can perform without the help of a certified technician –
assuming of course your unit is installed at ground level.
- Clean or change your filters once a month or as needed.
- Maintain the system according to your Trane manual.
- Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty.
foliage and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
- Clean the
supply and return registers in your home and straighten their fins
Packaged System Preventative Maintenance Checklist
You should have a Trane
Comfort Specialist examine your packaged system at least once a
year. A certified comfort specialist will follow a packaged system
preventative maintenance checklist to insure the health of your unit.
Your Trane technician will inspect the following:
- Ducts, filters, blower, and outdoor coil for dirt and other
- Duct leakage.
- Adequate airflow.
- Correct refrigerant charge.
- Refrigerant leaks.
- Electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten
connections, and apply nonconductive coating.
motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear.
electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the
thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa.