With the high heat and humidity of southern Louisiana summers and the chilly winters, keeping your HVAC system working properly is a job that happens across multiple seasons. One of the most important pieces of your home’s AC system is the air handler because its job is to distribute the air that the heater or air conditioner amends.
If you’ve never had a professional perform air handler service, then chances are you’re overdue for a maintenance visit. When air handler maintenance is neglected it makes the need for repairs greater. Whatever your air handler needs, you can trust the professionals at Tiger Temperature in Thibodaux. With over 15 years in the business, they are ready to provide honest and responsive air handler installation and service.
If the air handler is working but your home still isn’t as cool as you’d like, there could be a more complex issue at hand. Schedule an inspection and AC repair today with our experts!
What is an Air Handler?
The air handler is the component of your HVAC system that is responsible for distributing the filtered and conditioned air around your home or business. The air conditioner and furnace use the same fans and ductwork to distribute conditioned air around the home. Your air handler is likely located in an interior closet or garage.
The process starts as unconditioned air is pulled across the filter and into the air handler. This removes dust particles to keep your home’s air clean and prevent grime from building up on the interior components of your HVAC system. After the filter, the air is accelerated by a blower fan across the AC coil or furnace heat exchanger. These components change the temperature of the air to the desired set point. The air then travels through the ducts and into the rooms of your home.
The air handler has many moving parts that require service and maintenance. Replacing the filter is the easiest and most important step, but keeping bearings lubricated and fans balanced are just as important to its longevity.
Common Signs Your Air Handler Needs Repairs
Because the air handler is such a vital component of an air conditioning system, there are usually obvious signs that it is in distress. Some of the signs that you may need air handler repair or maintenance can include:
- Grinding noises from bearing or motors
- Excessive vibration from worn-out vibration dampeners
- Frozen coils due to clogged filters
- Musty odors from bacterial growth
- Inadequate airflow
- Water leaks
- Furnace problems
Getting the most out of your air handler will require periodic maintenance. Some of these problems will require repairs. Whatever your needs, Tiger Temperature is ready to help. They can even help with new air handler installation if repairs bills are stacking up.
Benefits of Air Handler Replacement
Old and unreliable air handlers cost more to operate and repair. Since your air handler is so crucial to the operation of your HVAC system, it is important that it stays in reliable working condition. Because of all the moving parts it has, repairs can be frequent as the system ages. At some point, it will be cheaper to replace the unit than to keep paying for repairs.
Old air handlers lose the ability to push air efficiently as they age. Over time, grime builds up on blower wheels and coils and impedes airflow. Replacing the blower unit can lower utility bills because it allows air to circulate through the air conditioner more efficiently.
Replacing an air conditioner can be a major investment, but it’s also one that offers a great return. From improved comfort to added property value, let our AC installation pros help!
Why Choose Tiger Temperature?
At Tiger Temperature, we believe every customer is entitled to the best service to keep their home comfortable. For over 15 years, we have been dedicated to serving the customers of Thibodaux with the highest level of craftsmanship. We promise honest, upfront pricing for every job so there are no surprises.