You deserve to be comfortable in your own home or building. Unfortunately, this can be an issue when there is a problem with the air handler in your HVAC system. The air handler is made up of mechanical and electrical elements. Problems with these elements hinder the efficiency of your unit and waste energy. The heating and cooling experts at Maccarone Plumbing will solve any issues with an accurate diagnosis of your system and by carrying out the most effective method of repair. We serve commercial and residential customers throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs.
What are Common Air Handler Problems?
Dirty and Dusty Components
Improperly maintained HVAC systems can cause your units to break down prematurely.
Irregular filter cleaning, or not replacing your air filter at least once every three months will lead to a clogged filter. This will cause the evaporator coil to freeze because of a lack of coolant.
Blower Motor Failure
A failing blower motor is caused by a malfunctioning control board, capacitor, or relay. These are trickier problems that require assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Condensate Pan Leaks
Another frequent air handler problem involves condensate pan leaks. Algae tends to build up along the handler’s line that can ultimately clog the drain line. It can also cause a pan to overflow, leading to water damage.
What are Signs It’s Time to Change Your Air Handler?
There are several signs your air handler should be replaced. The most common sign is reduced efficiency in your HVAC system. This can either be an unequal cooling or heating ratio, or the HVAC system suddenly becomes less energy efficient and more costly to operate.
Another reason to replace your air handler is if you are having problems with your filter. If your indoor air quality starts to suffer, the filters are likely not working properly in the air handler. In some cases, a clogged filter is the source of the problem.
Are You Constantly Having to Repair Your HVAC Unit?
Constant HVAC repairs further indicate that your unit’s time is up. It might be more cost-effective to install a new system if you are regularly calling for service on your air handler.
We invite you to discuss replacement options with us. We will provide upfront installation estimates, which may very well offset the overall cost of constant repairs. Generally, we recommend a new system installation if you are planning to upgrade your heating or cooling system in the near future.
Call us today at (516) 671-3232 for professional solutions to your air handler problems! We provide repairs and replacements for the long term.