Tech Tip

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While our customers are wholesalers, Packard knows that you, the contractor, have a choice. You are often presented with many buying options, and being well-informed about your purchase can help make your job easier and more successful.  Our Tech Tips are also very helpful for our wholesalers as we present product information that can help as contractors have questions.

This is why we have dedicated a section of our site for contractors and wholesalers. In this section, you will find helpful product tips, tools and some clips from our training classes. We’ve also provided a distributor locator so you can find the nearest wholesaler who can give you access to Packard products.


Are you ready for the cooling season?

Have you made all your pre-season checks?  The air conditioners are cranking up and we want our customers to have the confidence that their system is ready for the hot weather.  To keep a system in peak operating condition the components of the system need to be performing properly.  The following checklist might remind us to check the various components and operations.  Keep in mind that all systems may not have every component listed.

Pre-Season Checklist:

  • Power supply - TURN OFF BEFORE SERVICING
  • Surge protector
  • Condenser fan motor
  • Run capacitor on fan motor
  • Compressor
  • Run capacitor on compressor
  • Start capacitor and relay or hard start on compressor – BLEED RESISTOR ON START CAPACITOR
  • Contactor
  • Auxiliary switches
  • Condenser control board
  • Fan blade
  • Condenser coil
  • Suction line temperature
  • Superheat
  • Liquid line temperature
  • Subcooling
  • Guard
  • Electrical connections on condenser and evaporator sections
  • Furnace/air handler door switch
  • Filter
  • Dehumidifier
  • Air quality devices
  • Blower motor
  • Blower wheel
  • Blower housing
  • Belts
  • Pulleys
  • Run capacitor on blower motor
  • Furnace/air handler control board
  • Condensate pump
  • Drain line
  • Evaporator coil
  • Supply and return temperatures
  • Ducts
  • Static pressure
  • Zoning
  • Thermostat
  • Clean area after servicing

There are lots of steps on this checklist.  But by reviewing the list with your customer it will demonstrate to your customer that you are thorough and want them to experience trouble-free air conditioning!