Indoor Air Quality
Air Handlers in Salt Lake City, UT by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
An air conditioner or forced-air heater (such as a furnace) relies on a number of key components working together. One of the integral parts is the air handler, which is responsible for sending out the conditioned air into the ductwork. The air handler contains other important parts that contribute to the operation of the comfort system. If you don’t have a working air handler, you won’t receive any benefit from your AC or heater since the heated or cooled air won’t move anywhere.
Air handlers are complex pieces of mechanical equipment: they aren’t simply large fans. If you have one that needs repair work, or an older one that needs to be replaced as it reaches the end of its service life, it is important that you contact HVAC professionals. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers skilled and speedy work to see to your air handler needs in Salt Lake City, UT. Please get in touch with us, and we will answer all your questions and schedule the job that you need done.
The experienced HVAC team at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers comprehensive service for air handlers throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Is an Air Handler?
Any forced–air system for a home connected to ductwork, whether an air conditioner, heat pump, gas furnace, or electric furnace, requires an air handler unit. The standard air handler is a large metal box that contains a powerful blower fan and cooling/heating elements (such as the evaporator coil for an air conditioner). In addition, the blower fan usually contains an air filter to protect its components from debris that enters through the return vents, vibration isolators to prevent the shaking of the blower from causing damage to dampers, sound attenuators, and filter racks. Some air handlers are equipped with humidifiers. For HVAC systems that consist of a furnace and an air conditioner (the most common set–up for homes), a single air handler that serves both systems.
We Offer Professional Air Handler Services in Salt Lake City, UT
When an air handler malfunctions, it doesn’t always mean you have to replace your entire air conditioner or heater. Experts can fix the air handler or even replace it and return your HVAC system to full working order.
Air handlers do an immense amount of mechanical work, and they often are in operation during both cold and warm weather. This makes them susceptible to damage that will requires repair work. Among some of the more frequent repair jobs that our technicians perform for air handlers are straightening bent fan blades, replacing burnt–out motors, and cleaning heating/cooling elements.
Along with repair work as needed, air handlers must receive regular maintenance to see that the motors are clean and lubricated, dust and dirt removed from the blades, and any damaged caused by the unit’s vibration is remedied. This is part of regular maintenance for an HVAC system, and if your air handler is part of a system that works throughout the year (an air conditioner/furnace combination or a heat pump) you must make sure that it receives maintenance twice a year to keep it in best shape.
No matter if you need maintenance, repairs, or a full replacement for the air handler that serves your HVAC system, you can rely on the experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call today to arrange for service.