Looking for a way to boost performance and efficiency of your Atlanta, GA home’s central air systems? A new air handler helps central air systems deliver the cooling power you desire and keeps energy costs low. The NATE-certified HVAC technicians of Estes Services provide skilled installation of new air handlers to help central air systems operate at peak efficiency.
What is an Air Handler?
An air handler is the indoor component of central air systems. While your heat pump or split system air conditioning condenser unit sit outdoors, the air handler is installed inside your home.
The air handler contains vital components of the cooling process, including the evaporator coils, furnace filter and blower responsible for circulating air throughout your home. It may also contain backup electric heating strips. These will provide emergency heating when it is too cold for your heat pump to operate efficiently.
How Does an Air Handler Affect Central Air Systems’ Performance?
For a central air system to operate at its best, all components of the system must be running at peak performance and efficiency. When components within the air handler are not performing properly, the performance of the central air system is diminished. Air handler issues which impact central air systems’ performance may include:
- A faulty blower motor which doesn’t circulate cool air properly, or draws excess power to do its job.
- Evaporator coils covered in debris or not functioning properly and cut the system’s ability to exchange heat properly.
- Dirty air filters which prevent air from flowing through the system correctly. This forces the central air system to use more energy to generate cool air for the home.
Why Upgrade Your Air Handler?
Older components of central air systems simply do not perform as well as newer ones. Over time, air handlers lose efficiency, and older models do not have the advanced technology newer ones do.
Older air handlers are less effective to filter out contaminants, reduce noise and generate superior cooling performance.
When you upgrade your home’s air handler, it gives your central air system the high-performing components to deliver cool comfort to your home. Additionally, it helps to keep your energy consumption at a minimum.
An upgrade to a higher efficiency air handler improves the performance of central air systems, especially when all components are properly matched.
Matching Air Handlers with Central Air Systems
To gain the best efficiency and performance from central air systems, air handlers and cooling components should be properly paired. Manufacturers design air handlers and outdoor heat pumps and condensing units to work optimally as a matched system. When replacing your air handler, it’s best to replace all central air system components, and vice versa if you’re replacing the outdoor components.
Matching air handlers with central air systems is vital to cooling system performance in many ways. The efficiency ratings of central air systems are based on the performance of a matched system.
Unless you make sure to match the indoor and outdoor components of a central air system, the system will not generate the exact efficiency you expect.
Estes Services’ NATE-certified technicians ensure proper coupling between air handlers and central air systems to deliver the peak efficiency and performance you expect. We help homeowners select high-performance equipment to deliver energy efficient cooling power for years to come.
A new air handler increases performance and efficiency of central air systems. So upgrade your air handler today and benefit from a more comfortable indoor climate and lower energy bills! Contact Estes Services now to see what a new air handler can do for you!