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Air Handler

The air handler of your air conditioning system functions in direct association with the entire unit. While it might appear straightforward and simple to the inexperienced eye, the air handler is actually one of the most important section of the entire system because it houses the main motor. When you look at your air conditioning system, you will notice that it is made of up two major pieces: the outdoor unit and the indoor unit. The air handler is the indoor unit. It is in charge of getting the cool air circulated throughout your house in the summer and getting the hot air circulated in the winter. The air handler basically gives the system the energy it needs to convey the air through the ductwork in your house.

In accordance to decent environmental and ethical practices, you now have the option of buying energy-efficient air handlers. It is predicted that in the not-so-distant future, energy-efficient and environmentally-sound air handlers will be required by law. Currently, if you install an environmentally-friendly and energy-conserving system in your home or business, you might even qualify for incentives, depending on the codes of practice of your energy company. The distinctive of these types of air handlers is that they will have a variable speed motor (or VSM) which will make automatic power alterations according to your thermostat’s setting. Another benefit of installing one of these types of air handlers is that you will notice a dramatic difference in your monthly energy bill almost immediately.

While it is imperative that you keep all the elements of your air conditioner in good repair and well-maintained, the same is especially true of the air handler. This can be difficult if your air handler, or indoor unit, has been placed in a location of your home which is inaccessible or difficult to get to. Therefore, it is advisable to have your indoor unit installed in an easily-accessed place in your home. This will enable you to keep it regularly and easily maintained, which will, in turn, keep your air conditioner functioning at its best. Air handlers that are serviced regularly and maintained properly tend to function at peak performance. Additionally, you must always pay attention to the ductwork in your home and the filters of your air conditioning system. Your filters should be changed every one to two months and have the ductwork examined at least on a yearly basis.

Your indoor unit, or air handler, will provide you with pleasant cool air in summer and cozy warm air in winter as long as you maintain and look after the unit. It is a long-term relationship you can really cozy up to!