Installing and Maintaining Air Handlers to Keep Your Home Comfortable
One of the most important parts of your air conditioner and heating system is the air handlers. At Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., we’re here to help you learn more about your air handlers, and also spot potential problems that need repairs.
Robinson has you covered for all of your HVAC system needs. We’ll be here to offer same-day repair service, maintenance, and installation services in case you need a new air handler for the extreme Ohio seasons!
What is an Air Handler?
A communicating air handler is a state-of-the-art unit that works in conjunction with your existing HVAC and duct system. It can also work as a stand-alone unit to either heat or cool your home. Air handlers have various components, including a blower motor and evaporator coil, which allows them to heat or cool the air going inside of your home and distribute it evenly around your home.
Some air handlers also add electric heat strips so that they can work as solo heaters without needing propane or gas, like a traditional furnace would need.
If you have a heat pump that has ductwork attached to it, chances are your air handler is working with your heat pump to circulate air around your home. There are various types of heat and AC air handlers, including:
- Single-speed air handler: This air handler only has one shut-off and one on choice, and they can distribute air around your home relatively quickly at a single speed.
- Two-speed air handler: This type of air handler has an on and off option, but they also have a lower speed setting which allows you to spread air more slowly, but more evenly throughout the home.
- Variable-speed air handler: A variable speed unit might be a bit more expensive, but they are well worth the air handler cost considering it has multiple settings and efficiency, from being able to blow 40% to 100% of the air in your home. Lower settings allow you to maintain the temperature in cooler parts of the home, while still being able to cool down other warmer areas of the home. This provides incredibly even heating and cooling throughout the home.
Where Can I Install an Air Handler?
The great thing about air handler units is that they can be configured to meet your home’s needs. Air handlers can be placed alongside your existing heat pump, or they can be a stand-alone air handler unit located in a dedicated closet. Other homeowners choose to place their air handler unit in the basement or attic of their home.
If you have a larger property, it’s also possible to have an air handler placed on the roof of your home, and even in multiple areas of the home. In any case, contact our HVAC company so that you have a better idea of where to place your air handler. Our HVAC technicians can help you choose and configure an air handler to suit your heating and cooling needs.
Signs you Need to Repair your Air Handler
If you already have an air handler, it’s also important to know the signs that you’re in need of repair services. If you just installed your air handler and are noticing issues, this might indicate that the wrong type of air handler was installed, and is unable to work alongside your existing HVAC system. Air handlers have different AHRI ratings, which indicate how much air they can circulate. This must match up with your current system.
In addition, there are other signs that your air handler needs repair, including:
- Blowing out warm air instead of cool air, which can indicate a damaged compressor
- Increasing energy costs, which indicate your HVAC system or air handler is using more energy to run
- Bad odors, which might indicate mold or mildew build-up. Since many people store their air handlers in the attic or basement, this could indicate moisture build-up or even damage
If you notice any of these signs, call us today at Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning, and we’ll be happy to inspect your air handler for signs of damage.
Benefits of Professional Air Handler Installation
Having a working heating and air conditioning system is crucial in order to enjoy comfortable temperatures during the summer and winter. Air handlers allow you to heat your home without the use of propane or gas, which can help you save on space and also allow smaller homes to experience the benefits of a full furnace.
Air handlers are also equipped with filters to help keep the air in your home free of debris and pollutants. Because there are so many configurations, you can find an air handler that circulates air in your home more efficiently and saves money through variable-speed modes!
Why Choose Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning?
At Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re proud to offer same-day service, a wide range of air handler brands and air handler prices to fit your home and budget! We’ve been serving the community of Middletown, OH and the surrounding areas for the past 75 years! During that time, we’ve kept up with the ever changing technologies behind heating and air conditioning.
We’ve also seen the devastating effects of warming on the planet, and we know that climates continue to change, as does the weather every single season. That’s why we offer same-day repair services for your air handler or any other HVAC equipment in your home. Our HVAC technician team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to repair your air handler or air conditioner, providing expert advice for you and your family.
We also know how important it is to properly maintain your HVAC system, which is why we have maintenance plans that can ensure your air handler remains clean, in working condition, and continues to work efficiently to cool and heat your home.
Schedule your Air Handler Services in Ohio With Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning
Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning is here to service our Ohio community with air handler repair and maintenance and much more! Call us today to prepare for the weather, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!