An air conditioner handler is a unit fitted in your building or home that features a blower fan, heating and cooling panels, dampers, and filters.
The basic role of the handler unit is to control the flow of air and ensure if the circulated air is cool or warm. An air conditioner handler unit is the component of the HVAC system that conditions the air and determines if the air is circulated well. It features a metal box which has heating or cooling elements, blower, chambers, filter racks, and dampers. Keeping your air conditioner handler unit clean is very important to get the most out of the HVAC system. The air handler unit may show some signs of trouble every summer, so it is better to get professional assistance to get the repairs done.
Problems in the Fan Unit
The air conditioner handling unit requires the fan unit to work properly as it is responsible for blowing air into your building or home. After prolonged usage, this unit might need some attention. Some signs of problems in the fan unit are odd noises from the component or failure to blow air at all. If you experience any of these problems in your HVAC system, you might have to replace the main air conditioner fan.
Condensation leaks is another typical problem that can occur in air conditioner units. The typical signs of problem are moisture or water leakage at the bottom of the unit. Basically, an air conditioner unit has to work a lot harder during the summer, and this causes quite a bit of condensation. This condensation is collected in a pan located under the air handler unit, but at times due to algae formation in the drain line, the line becomes clogged and results in water damage and overflow. Often, bugs and mice enter the air conditioner unit and obstruct the drain line.
Dirty Air Conditioner Blower
The filters are a very important component in an air conditioner handler as it protects the blower assembly. Typically, an air conditioner unit uses a blower fan known as a “squirrel cage” to circulate air through your building’s ductwork. As the filters tend to get clogged with dust or some other things, it is better to check the filters at least once a month to ensure smooth airflow because a clean filter can double the flow of air in your home.
Contaminated Blower Compartments
If the blower compartment is not checked periodically, it might result in poor quality of indoor air. The leaks in the HVAC system may also cause health problems, especially for those people who have allergies or other respiratory problems. To avoid this problem, it is better to have scheduled air conditioner maintenance.
If you face any of the above issues, call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625 in order to stay comfortable and enjoy the summers to the fullest.