Sometimes, the airflow and temperature in the house aren’t what you want. Whether you’ve never gotten the right temperatures or it’s becoming tougher to regulate, the air handler may be the culprit. At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we specialize in helping Mentor, OH, residents with AC problems, and we’ve never run into one we can’t fix. Call us today for an appointment.
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What’s the Difference Between an Air Handler & Air Conditioner?
The average household AC system is complex, with many different components required to keep your house cool. The air handler is the unit responsible for moving air through your home and usually works with both your heating and cooling system. The air conditioner is the unit that contains the condenser and sits outside and works by pulling heat from home and expelling it out. Often, the AC and the air handler work together to keep the house at the desired temperature. Call us to find out more.
How to Know Your Air Handler Needs Replacement
Fortunately, it’s not difficult to know when your AC system is in trouble. The trick is to become familiar with the warning signs and then call a professional AC contractor for help before it’s too late. Watch out for:
- Lack of Cool Air: If the air isn’t as cold as it used to be or the unit blows hot air, it’s a sign of a severe problem.
- Low Airflow: If the airflow coming out of the system is weak, it could be a faulty or failing compressor.
- Inconsistent Temperature: If you notice inconsistent temperature from room to room, it could point to a thermostat problem.
- Leaking Fluid: Water or fluid around the AC system could mean a refrigerant leak or other problem.
- Odd Noises: Most AC units run in near silence, so if your system makes loud grinding or squealing noises, call for help right away.
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How to Maintain an Air Handler
The best way to avoid costly AC repairs is to keep your unit running smoothly with regular maintenance. The keep your air handler in tip-top shape, clean it with a vacuum and rinse off the coils. Check the filters and replace if dirty. Drain the condenser pan and make sure all of the wirings are tight. Lastly, call a professional HVAC contractor for maintenance service.