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Precedent™(WSC036H-WSC060H, WSC072H, WSC090H, WSC092H, WSC102H, WSC120H, W/DHC036H-W/DHC120H) Rooftop Units: Annual Maintenance

This annual procedure is for regular coil maintenance, including annual cleaning which enhances the unit’s operating efficiency by minimizing: compressor head pressure and amperage draw; evaporator water carryover; fan brake horsepower, due to increase static pressure losses; airflow reduction.
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05/03/2021

Precedent™(WSC036H-WSC060H, WSC072H, WSC090H, WSC092H, WSC102H, WSC120H, W/DHC036H-W/DHC120H) Rooftop Units: Annual Maintenance

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This annual procedure is for regular coil maintenance, including annual cleaning which enhances the unit’s operating efficiency by minimizing: compressor head pressure and amperage draw; evaporator water carryover; fan brake horsepower, due to increase static pressure losses; airflow reduction.
  • Coil Cleaning

  • Regular coil maintenance, including annual cleaning, enhances the unit’s operating efficiency by minimizing: compressor head pressure and amperage draw; evaporator water carryover; fan brake horsepower, due to increase static pressure losses; airflow reduction.

  • At least once each year, or more often if the unit is located in a “dirty” environment, clean the evaporator and condenser coils using the instructions outlined below. Be sure to follow these instructions as closely as possible to avoid damaging the coils.

  • Note: For units equipped with hail guards follow removal procedure.

  • Hail Guard Removal

  • Hail Guard Removal

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  • ! WARNING

  • Hazardous Chemicals!

  • Failure to follow all safety instructions below could result in death or serious injury. Coil cleaning agents can be either acidic or highly alkaline and can burn severely if contact with skin occurs. Handle chemical carefully and avoid contact with skin. ALWAYS wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including goggles or face shield, chemical resistant gloves, boots, apron or suit as required. For personal safety refer to the cleaning agent manufacturer’s Materials Safety Data Sheet and follow all recomme

  • To clean refrigerant coils, use a soft brush and a sprayer (either a garden pump-up type or a high-pressure sprayer). A high-quality detergent is also required; suggested brands include “SPREX A.C.”, “OAKITE 161”, “OAKITE 166” and “COILOX”. If the detergent selected is strongly alkaline (ph value exceeds 8.5), add an inhibitor.

  • ! WARNING

  • Hazardous Chemicals!

  • Failure to follow all safety instructions below could result in death or serious injury. Coil cleaning agents can be either acidic or highly alkaline and can burn severely if contact with skin occurs. Handle chemical carefully and avoid contact with skin. ALWAYS wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including goggles or face shield, chemical resistant gloves, boots, apron or suit as required. For personal safety refer to the cleaning agent manufacturer’s Materials Safety Data Sheet and follow all recomme

  • Note: Do not heat the detergent-and-water solution above 150°F. Hot liquids sprayed on the exterior of the coil will raise the coil’s internal pressure and may cause it to burst. Failure to follow proper procedures can result in personal illness or injury or severe equipment damage.

  • Mix the detergent with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If desired, heat the solution to 150°F maximum to improve its cleansing capability.

  • Note: For units equipped with hail guards follow reinstallation procedure listed below.

  • Hail Guard Reinstallation

  • To reinstall the hail guard, locate the bottom of the hail guard in the lower bracket and secure it to the upper unit bracket with the attached fasteners.

  • Note: Secure hail guard latches.

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