The air handler is one of the most vital AC components in your system. It’s essentially the housing system for all the important cooling parts. When something goes wrong with your AC system, chances are, the issue is somehow related to the air handler.
Calvary Plumbing and Heating offers comprehensive air handler services in Fort Collins that will help you save time and money on repairs. Between cleaning the air filter or replacing the evaporator coil, we know these components like the back of our hands and can offer expert advice and money-saving air handler repairs when you need them.
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Common Air Handler Problems
Since the air handler is home to all the major cooling components in your AC system, it’s often the first place we look when diagnosing air conditioning problems. Some of the most common air handler issues we face on a regular basis include:
Air Filters: The air handler requires an unimpeded flow of air through the system to work properly. It also requires a completely clean environment or else it can become contaminated. The air filter traps dust, allergens, and other pathogens before they get inside the air handler. A clogged air filter will cause major problems with the air handler.
Mechanical Issues: Many mechanical components, such as the blower motor, dampers, sound attenuators, and circulation fans are located in the air handler. When these subcomponents fail, it causes significant damage throughout the unit.
Electrical Malfunctions: Issues with the capacitor, relay or control board can lead to mechanical failures such as a broken blower motor and more.
Evaporator Coil: The evaporator coil is in charge of cooling and condensing the returning air from the system. If this component fails, you will experience increased humidity and warm air blowing from the registers.
Benefits of Professional Air Handler Maintenance
Just like the rest of your AC system, it’s important to maintain and service the air handler at least once per year. In addition to changing the air filter twice per year, our HVAC contractors will inspect the air handler and determine if it is still working efficiently.
With regular maintenance, we are able to determine if the unit will require any potential preventative repairs or if the air handler should be replaced. Physical damage such as cracks and dents to the actual air handler case will have to be replaced since it opens the door for contamination and other air handler problems.
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