The air handler contains the critical parts required to move air through the house. Sometimes, East Windsor, NJ, residents experience problems with their air conditioners, and pinpointing the issue is tricky. If your AC isn’t putting out the cold air you desire, call us, and we’ll inspect the system to figure out what the culprit is.
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Common Air Handler Problems
Typical HVAC systems have an indoor and outdoor unit. The indoor unit is the air handler, and just like the outside unit, it requires regular maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. Neglecting regular maintenance results in a variety of issues that affect the efficiency and output of the system. Here are the most common problems you’ll find.
- Dirty Filters: Your HVAC filter protects the system from getting dirty and keeps the air in your house clean. Change the filter at least once a month because dirty air filters impede airflow through the house and can introduce debris and pollutants into the home.
- Clogged Evaporator Coils: If you’ve never changed the air filter, it can cause the evaporator coils to clog, which causes malfunction.
- Blower Motor Failure: When the blower motor fails, the HVAC system can’t distribute air throughout the house. Diagnosing why the blower motor failed requires the help of a trained professional.
Conway Comfort Heating & Cooling is here to provide expert air handler services to East Windsor, NJ residents.
Signs You Need a New Air Handler Installation
Before summer arrives, it’s crucial to ensure your home is ready for the heat and that your HVAC unit is in tip-top shape. If your AC is an older unit, or if it’s not been regularly maintained, consider replacing it. Also, consider putting in a new air handler if you experience any of the following problems:
- Low Airflow: A reduction in the airflow coming out of the system is a good indication there’s a leak in the ducts or possibly an electrical issue.
- Odd Noises: When you hear your system making unusual noises like grinding or squealing, it could be an issue with the bearings, which wear down over time.
- Condensate Leaks: Another common problem people experience with the air handler is condensate pan leaks. Algae and other debris build up in the lines causing the drain line to clog, which leads to the pan overflowing.
For minor problems, air handler repair solves the issue and returns your system to full functionality. However, for old units, or when the cost of the repair is half or more than half the cost of repair, it’s time to consider replacing the unit.
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How to Maintain Your Air Handler?
Sometimes, the air handler gives off strange sounds or odors, or maybe it doesn’t put out cold air the way it used to. Proper maintenance ensures your air handler runs well and helps you avoid major repairs in the future. Here are a few tips to keep your air handler in proper order:
- Clean the filters at least once a month.
- Drain and clean the condensate pan.
- Lubricate the blower bearings if needed.
- Use a fin comb to straighten coils.
- Inspect wiring to ensure there are no loose connections.
- Check the bypass valve.
- Call a professional HVAC company for annual maintenance and tune-ups.