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Necessities of Having an Air Handler in Your Home

Sep 3 ,2019
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An air handler plays an important role in your home. It is used to circulate and regulate indoor air. The air handler works with your home’s heating and air conditioning system to provide higher indoor air quality, improve energy efficiencies, and reduce the strain on your AC system.

In fact, if you want to gain more control over your AC system, ask an expert about the importance of installing an air handler.

What Is an Air Handler and Why Is It Important?

The air handler is a vital component within your home’s heating and air conditioning system. It contains the blower mechanism, dampers, filter racks, as well as the heating and cooling elements that are required to successfully heat your home during the winter and cool it down during the summer.

The air handler can often be found within an enclosed space and is usually connected to your home’s ductwork. The device includes several components:

  • Air filters are used to remove allergens, dust, and other irritants from the air.
  • The temperature and air controlling units are used to measure, regulate, and adjust the home’s air moisture levels.
  • The fan is used to control air flow throughout the entire home.
  • The vibration isolator reduces noise and vibrations.
  • The mixing chamber helps balance the ventilation of air throughout the home.

The above components work together to successfully and efficiently circulate air throughout your home. The air handler is also responsible for reducing the strain placed on your AC system so that it can last longer, avoid excessive levels of wear and tear, and work more efficiently during the hot summers and cold winters.

Call a Professional to Install an Air Handler Today

Do you have an air handler that is making strange sounds or in need of regularly scheduled maintenance? Are you interested in enjoying the numerous benefits of an air handler? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you need the help of the professionals at Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.

Our team will complete the following installation steps to ensure that your unit is safely installed and working properly.

  1. Accurately calculate the load.
  2. Find a suitable location for the fan coil unit.
  3. Carefully cut the return air opening.
  4. Build a simple, yet sturdy platform for the unit.
  5. Attach the supply plenum ring and connect the condensate ring, refrigerant lines, supply tubing, and plenum duct.
  6. Install termination outlets, sound attenuation tubing, and supply tubing.
  7. Run a systems check to ensure that everything is properly installed and working efficiently.

To discover the benefits of an air handler or learn more about why your home needs one, call 763-412-1368 to speak with a heating and cooling expert at Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.

You can also schedule an appointment online with one of our professional technicians. We look forward to helping you enjoy an efficient heating and air conditioning system throughout the entire year.

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