Learn more about this heating and air component
Residents in Georgia depend on their heating and cooling systems to keep them comfortable throughout the year. An air handler assists your HVAC unit to improve its efficiency and enhances the comfort of your home. Whether you currently have an air handler or are curious about installing one, it’s best to know the basics of what an air handler is and the benefits it offers.
An Air Handler Monitors and Improves Comfort, Air Quality
An air handler helps regulate and move cool air using heating and cooling elements, controls and a blower. It also has evaporator coils, a humidifier and a mixing chamber. It’s a system used locally with your current heating and cooling system. Installation typically occurs in well-ventilated areas, or, areas without condensation or humidity in your home.
As the air moves through the air handler, it passes through an air filter to trap dirt and debris before circulating throughout your ductwork. By catching and eliminating pollutants before the air passes through the ducts, your air conditioner will perform more efficiently, and you will enjoy higher quality air in your home. There are different types to choose from, and each offers unique features.
- A single-speed air handler has a motor and a fan, which operates at one continuous speed.
- A five-speed unit offers several speeds and provides greater accuracy when operating. With more speeds, this air handler is more effective in circulating the air throughout every room in your home, and the process is more efficient and quiet.
- A variable-speed model allows the unit to operate with differing speeds, which guarantees precise function to meet any requirement. With a variable-speed model, it can adjust to varying humidity levels while keeping consistent temperatures and healthier air quality.
Considerations When Installing an Air Handler
If you don’t already have an air handler, consider calling Estes Services to learn which type is best for your current heating and cooling system. Our NATE-certified technicians are licensed and trained to match your HVAC system with the right model. A perfect match ensures you will experience greater efficiency when your heating and cooling system is performing.
When replacing either the air handler or the HVAC system, it’s often best to replace both at the same time. When units are installed together, they also offer similar warranties to benefit you as a homeowner. Replacing one and not the other compromises the unit’s efficiency and costs you more money on your energy bill in the long run.
Consult Estes Services with Air Handler Questions
If the expense of a new air handling unit and or an air conditioner is a concern, Estes Services offers financing so you can spread out payments over time. Your comfort and indoor air quality is important to your overall health, especially if you or a loved one copes with allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments. Plus, the savings on fuel costs with a more efficient system always make the upgrade easier!
To find out more about how your air handler can boost your heating and cooling efficiency, call Estes Services. We will help you understand the benefits and explain the differences between different air handlers more in-depth. We carry several different models from quality HVAC manufacturer Carrier. Our team continually trains to ensure a customized solution for you with your HVAC system and a new air handler.