Your home’s HVAC system is composed of many complex parts that keep it working and keep you cool! An air handler is a critical part of this system which regulates the temperature in your home, keeping you cool and comfortable. If you’ve already tried other HVAC companies and were left unsatisfied, call Affordable Plumbing, Heating & Air in Spanish Fort to discover what exceptional customer service and quality repairs can do for you!
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What Is an Air Handler?
Your home’s HVAC system consists of many moving parts that keep it functioning. Each part of the unit serves its own important function. Before you call for air handler service, you may want to familiarize yourself with what an air handler is. An air handler is just one of the many parts of your HVAC system. Specifically, an air handler is responsible for moving air throughout your home. It is usually found inside your home and operates using heating and cooling components in your home. An air handler may resemble a furnace and contains the indoor coil which is used to cool and heat air in your home.
Is Your Broken Air Handler Costing You?
Before you call a professional about air handler installation, you may be wondering why you should care and exactly what an air handler does for you. Your air handler affects the air quality in your home and also affects your system’s energy efficiency. Keeping the inside of your air handler clean is critical because the air that passes through your air handler is the air that you breathe in your home. If your air handler is dirty, the air flowing through it will pick up contaminants on its way out to your home which can be unhealthy.
A dirty air handler also decreases the efficiency of your system, costing you more to stay cool and comfortable. Some easy steps you can take at home to keep your air handler clean include changing your filters regularly, getting your regular tune-ups and installing air quality tools.
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Do I Need to Repair or Replace My Air Handler?
It might be difficult to decide whether you need air handler repair or air handler replacement, especially because it can be confusing to understand all of the different parts and functions of your home’s cooling system. If your air handler is more than 15 years old, it is time to consider a replacement. Air handles will become less effective and efficient over time and will eventually need to be replaced.
Not every problem will require you to change your air handler. Usually, your air handler is experiencing a simple problem that can be easily repaired and will often be the most cost-effective option for you. If you’re still unsure, call us and we will come out to your home for an inspection and give you guidance about what the best next step is.