Air flow issues are one of the most common problems Sterling, VA homeowners face with their air conditioners, but diagnosing the source of the issue requires the help of a specialist. When your AC isn’t performing as it should, call us and let us put our 30+ years of experience to work for you.
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What is an Air Handler, Anyway?
Have you noticed what appears to be a plain metal box connected to the exterior of your AC device? That’s the air handler. Inside are several crucial components, such as filters, fans, sound attenuators and dampers, all of which are essential to the operation of your air conditioner. If the air handler suffers any damage it could affect the performance of these components and by extension the AC system itself.
Most Common Air Handler Issues
Everyone wants to be cool and comfortable during the hot spells that summer brings, so when the AC isn’t able to deliver, it’s essential you call in a pro. Here are the most common problems that come from a bad air handler.
- Blower motor failure
- Dirty air filters
- Clogged evaporator coils
At Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating, we’ve seen every type of AC problem you can imagine. So whether you have an issue with your air handler or some other problem, our techs get to the bottom of it quickly.
Are you repairing your air conditioner more and more frequently? If so, consider replacing your AC.
When to Replace an Air Handler
If your system is over 20 years old, it’s time to replace not only the air handler, but the entire air conditioning unit. However, you can get by with an air handler repair depending on what is causing the problem. The best way to figure out how to proceed is to contact a professional HVAC company to assess your entire system. They should be able to advise you whether you can repair your current unit, or if an entire replacement is needed.