How to Maintain Air Handlers Properly in Your Minneapolis Home

Although it still might be a little chilly here in Minneapolis, summer’s hot weather is just around the corner. That means it’s the perfect time to conduct a little maintenance on your air handler to ensure that it functions properly during the upcoming season.

Here are the main steps you need to take in order to care for your air handler and prep it for a Minnesota summer.

Clean the air handler filter. When you fail to do this often, you run the risk of encountering more necessary repairs down the road. Replace your disposable filters every month with filters that are the same size and style. If the filter isn’t disposable, take it out and vacuum it thoroughly.

Check the belt. If you spot any cracks or signs of wear and tear, you should probably look into having it replaced.

Double-check all parts of the handler for leaks. This includes the valves, coils, refrigerant lines, and fittings.

Wipe the blades off. Dust can accumulate on the fan blades of the handler, so it’s important to regularly clear them of debris.

Listen for noise and vibration when the handler is on. This can be a sign of broken parts that need to be repaired ASAP.

Look for loose wires or connections. If you spot any, you’ll need to have a professional deal with them before you begin using the air handler frequently during the summer.

If you don’t have much experience working with air conditioning handlers or you believe there may be some issues with your unit, it might be best to bring in a professional HVAC company like Northern One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Their trained representatives will conduct a thorough inspection of your AC system and make sure that it’s in tip-top shape to handle the heat of summer.

To speak with a company representative or book an appointment with Northern One Hour, give them a call at 763-412-1197.

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