Any HVAC system is composed of numerous parts, but by far the most crucial component to any HVAC system is the air handler. The air handler is the part of your HVAC unit that is responsible for the regulation and circulation of air, distributing the heated or cooled air throughout your home and then collecting it back up again for further regulation. An air handler is a large metal box that is attached directly to the ducting in your home, and consists of a blower, filter racks, sound attenuators, dampers, and heating and cooling elements.
Unfortunately, when problems arise within your air handler, these problems can quickly spread throughout your HVAC system, rendering it useless until the issue is addressed. While air handler issues usually are the result of any number of problems, they most commonly occur when air filters are dirty or clogged, evaporator coils are obstructed or dirty, or when there is a failure in the motor for the blower. When an air handler isn’t functioning correctly, then air won’t heat or cool properly, and if clogged or dirty filters are the culprit, the air being circulated throughout your home can even feel stale or smell bad.
The best way to stop problems from occurring with your air handler is through preventative measures like regular maintenance from a licensed HVAC professional. With The Kool Team, we offer precision tune-ups starting at just $85, but for the best service, we recommend our Annual Maintenance Agreement that allows for two maintenance check-ups to your system each year. Our technicians are well experienced in handling all of the issues that could potentially arise with your air handler, but as always, if your air handler is too old, beyond repair, or will simply cost more to repair than it would be to simply replace, then we can install a new state of the art system for you. At The Kool Team, we are not here to convince you to spend more money than you are comfortable with, and we always have our customer’s best interests in mind.