Air Handler Maintenance
Professional Air Handler Maintenance
Just like any component of your HVAC system, your homes air handler requires routine maintenance for optimal performance and longevity. You can easily avoid potential problems before they occur and save yourself thousands of dollars on premature failures by having a professional inspect and maintain your air handler once per year. Below is a list of the most common components our team of expert air handler technicians will inspect.
Common Air Handler Components
Blower/fan – usually located in a large squirrel cage blower driven by an electric motor to move the air. The blower may operate at a single speed, offer a variety of pre-set speeds, or be driven by a variable drive so as to allow a wide range of air flow rates.
Heating and/or cooling elements – depending on the location and the application, air handlers may need to provide heating, or cooling, or both to change the supply air temperature.
Filters – air filters are almost always present and needed in order to provide clean dust-free air to the home interior.
Humidifier – is often necessary in colder climates where continuous heating will make the air drier, resulting in uncomfortable air quality and increased static electricity.
Mixing chamber – to maintain indoor air quality, some air handlers commonly allow the use of outside air into, and the exhausting of air from the home. A mixing chamber is used with dampers to control the ratio between the return, outside, and exhaust air.
Controls – are necessary to regulate every aspect of an air handler, such as: flow rate of air, supply air temperature, mixed air temperature, humidity, air quality. Common control components include temperature sensors, humidity sensors, sail switches, actuators, motors and controllers.
Vibration isolators – since blowers in an air handler can create substantial vibration, are normally inserted into the duct immediately before and after the air handler and often also between the fan compartment and the rest of the air handler.
Trusted Air Handler Maintenance Professionals
When you call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning you can expect a knowledgeable staff member to assist you during your phone call. From there, you can rest assured we will be sending an industry leading technician to your home to provide a thorough inspection and perform a complete maintenance service. Our technicians will provide feedback on their inspection and leave you with any recommendations they may have to extend the life of your air handler.
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