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PACKAGED SYSTEM MAINTENANCE TIPS

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PACKAGED SYSTEM FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Depending on the configuration of your packaged system, it may include an air conditioner, heat pump, furnace or air handler. You should follow the recommended maintenance schedule for each of these systems. We recommend scheduling a professional service check once before heating season, and again before cooling season.
DISCLAIMER

The following information is for educational purposes only. Tampering with your system may void your warranty. If you have any questions about your system, call a Trane Comfort Specialist™.

PACKAGED SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Every homeowner should know how to spot serious trouble and know when to call an expert for help. Follow these helpful tips to get the most out of your heat pump and save on energy.

PACKAGED SYSTEM MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

You should have a Trane Comfort Specialist examine your packaged system at least once a year, preferably twice before heating and cooling season. Your local dealer will follow a packaged system preventative maintenance checklist to insure the health of your unit.

PACKAGED SYSTEM DEALER CHECKLIST

  • Check ducts, filters, blower, and outdoor coil for dirt and other obstructions.
  • Check for duct leakage.
  • Confirm adequate airflow.
  • Correct refrigerant charge.
  • Repair any refrigerant leaks.
  • Check electric terminals. If necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply non-conductive coating.
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear.
  • Correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa.
  • Correct thermostat operation.

HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR PACKAGED SYSTEM

While most packaged system preventative maintenance should be performed by an HVAC expert, there are a few basic maintenance tasks you can perform without the help of your local dealer – assuming of course your unit is installed at ground level.

PACKAGED SYSTEM HOMEOWNER DIY MAINTENANCE

  • 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.
  • Remove foliage and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
  • Clean the supply and return registers in your home and straighten their fins if bent.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PACKAGED SYSTEM

Packaged systems are an all-in-one HVAC solution perfect for homes where space is limited. A packaged HVAC system has all your heating and cooling components housed in one single cabinet. They’re usually located on the roof or in a garage. Packaged systems can be configured several ways based on your needs. Trane packaged systems include:

AIR CONDITIONER PACKAGED SYSTEM

A packaged air conditioner contains an air conditioner and an air handler. Heat strips can be added for extra comfort. It’s a good option in the Southwest where temperatures rarely dip below freezing.

HEAT PUMP PACKAGED SYSTEM

Packaged heat pump systems offer an all electric heating and cooling solution that is very energy efficient as well as emission free - making it an environmentally friendly and budget friendly product. A good option for homes in the South or wherever temps rarely fall below zero.

DUAL FUEL PACKAGED SYSTEM

A packaged dual fuel system is a great option if you want the benefits of having a heat pump but temperatures frequently drop below 25°F. It includes a gas furnace that kicks in only in very cold weather so you don’t use as much gas.

GAS ELECTRIC PACKAGED SYSTEM

A packaged gas electric system is an all-in-one solution that combines an air conditioner, coil and gas furnace. Perfect for homes that want gas heating power but have limited space.

PACKAGED SYSTEM NOT WORKING?

PACKED SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

Here a few common problems and quick fixes to try if your packaged system isn’t working properly.

Problem: Low air flow.
Solution: Check your filters. They probably need to be cleaned or replaced.
Problem: AC or heat not working.
Solution: Check that your thermostat is set to cool or heat (especially if it's the first time using it).

For more packaged system troubleshooting tips, check out our packaged system troubleshooting guide.

PACKAGED SYSTEM OWNER'S GUIDE

DOWNLOAD OUR PACKAGED SYSTEM USER GUIDES

For specific tips and details about how to maintain and service your air conditioner, visit our User Guides page. You’ll find details and helpful information for all our packaged systems. (XL16c Gas/Electric, XL16c EarthWise™, XL16c Heat Pump, XL14c Gas/Electric, XL14c EarthWise™, XL14c Heat Pump, XL14c Air Conditioner, XL13c Gas/Electric, XL13c Heat Pump, XL13c Air Conditioner, XR13h Heat Pump, XB13c Gas/Electric, XB13c Heat Pump, XB13c Air Conditioner).

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