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:
- Frequent opening of exterior doors
- Operating laundry appliances
- Taking hot showers
- More than the usual number of people present in the home
- More than the normal number of electric lights in use
- Drapes or blinds are open on the sunny side of the home
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:
A clogged or improperly installed air filter on your indoor unit will
increase operating costs and shorten the life of the unit. For
detailed filter cleaning information refer to indoor unit literature.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Do Not Operate Below 55°F/12.78°C
Your outdoor unit is not designed to operate when outdoor temperatures are lower than 55_F/12.78_C without
modification. If operation below this temperature is required, consult your Bryant dealer.
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 Bryant dealer.
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.
Your Bryant 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