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.
This is why we have dedicated a section of our site for contractors. 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.
What can I do if I need to replace the compressor, but there is no duplicate compressor readily available?
Compressors are an essential component in the air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration system. The compressor moves the refrigerant through the lines of the system which, with the assistance of fans and blowers, absorbs heat from areas where it is not wanted and moves and discharges the heat into areas where it is not objectionable. If the compressor fails, the system is not able to effectively perform this heat transfer.
In many instances the original compressor is not readily available. It may take days, and sometimes even weeks, to obtain the exact replacement. In some cases the original compressor is no longer available because of obsolescence. Changes to the original design can result in unavailability. Perhaps the manufacturer has ceased operations. Whatever the reason, this can present a real dilemma. In many instances, having the system down could result in severe health concerns, or financial loss due to product loss. What can be done?
A replacement compressor may be available. The replacement may have differences when compared to the original, but will be capable of performing the same task, and sometimes even better than the original. A suitable replacement may be found by considering the following criteria:
Don’t fret if the exact model compressor is not available as a replacement! By using the key compressor characteristics above, your supplier is equipped to help you find a replacement that will provide years of reliable service.
Packard has developed a complete HVACR critical components training program, which has received approval by North American Training Excellence (NATE) - the leading certification program for HVACR technician, and the only test approved by the entire industry. Below are some video excerpts from our instructor led training courses which we hold at Wholesaler locations nationwide.
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