AC OR HEAT PUMP TROUBLE?
Experiencing inconsistent temperatures in your home? Problems with your heat pump or AC’s air handler can result in cooling inconsistencies and inefficient operation.
WHAT’S FOUND INSIDE THE AIR HANDLER?
The air handler is composed of three main elements:
The air filter is used to keep dirt, dust, and other debris out of your AC equipment. Replacing the filter regularly (every two or three months) will help your AC unit run more efficiently.
The blower pulls in warm air and directs it toward the evaporator coil. The blower also ensures that cool air continues to circulate efficiently throughout your cooling system.
The evaporator coil is responsible for cooling the warm air that gets pulled in by the blower motor.
WHAT ARE SIGNS YOUR AIR HANDLER NEEDS REPAIR?
If you are struggling with inefficient cooling or having problems with temperature inconsistencies, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts for immediate solutions. Our team will troubleshoot the air handler, determine what’s causing the problem, and discuss your options for repair.
Some of the more common causes of air handling problems include:
Loose fan belt
If you hear loud sounds being emitted from your air handler, the fan belt may be loose or broken. When this happens, turn off your AC to prevent the problem from worsening. Then contact our team to schedule immediate fan belt replacement.
Too much dust or debris accumulating inside the air handler can cause the blower to become damaged. Avoid this problem by replacing the air filter on a regular basis.
Frozen evaporator coil
This problem is usually caused by clogged air filters. Frozen coils often result in poor airflow or a lack of cool air.
Leaking refrigerant can pose a danger to your health if a large amount has leaked into your home. Call Comfy Air for a safe solution.
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE INSTALLATIONS
If you are looking to save more on your utility bill and help your HVAC system perform more efficiently, we can help you install a variable frequency drive (VFD) to work in conjunction with your air handling unit’s motor. This device is used to control your AC motor’s operating speed to help maximize indoor comfort without increasing your energy costs.
Benefits of VFD installation include greater energy savings (in some cases, savings of up to 30 to 50 percent are possible) and extended AC motor life, which can also help your overall AC system last longer and work more efficiently.
Our experts at Comfy Air can help you assess your HVAC needs and determine if VFD installation is right for your home.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T JUST REPLACE THE AIR HANDLER
If your air handling unit requires replacement, it might seem more cost-efficient to install a new air handler while keeping your existing outdoor condenser. However, this route can actually pose more problems for you down the road.
Per industry standards, both indoor and outdoor AC units are required to have matching coils, refrigerant, and SEER ratings. This will ensure a more efficient cooling system overall, which will lead to less problems and more comfortable and consistent cooling.