Air handlers are a crucial component of your HVAC system. Why? Well, air handlers are responsible for circulating cool or warm air throughout your home. Without them, your HVAC system won’t work properly. An air handler works by directing air that’s pushed through it into the correct channels of your HVAC infrastructure. In a nutshell, air handlers regulate the circulation rate and even distribution of air throughout your home.
It’s all too easy to overlook problems with your evaporator coil, but taking proactive steps to limit those issues will ensure the longevity and efficiency of your air conditioning system. Coils will periodically need to be cleaned, repaired, or even replaced. Your evaporator coil could be leaking refrigerant, emitting a stinky odor from bacteria build-up, or completely freeze over. Regardless of the issue, they’ll all prevent your AC unit(s) from performing optimally.
Replacing the filters of your air conditioner system are the layups of HVAC maintenance. And yet, even though cleaning air filters is such a seemingly easy service to perform, so many of our customers wait until it’s too late. Sure, it doesn’t seem that important at first glance, but HVAC filters impact your life and home more than you may know. Air quality is extremely important and shouldn’t be overlooked. If your filters are clean and clear, then your air is too.
Before you rush to replace your current AC unit(s), make sure you have a Torch technician check your air filters, ductwork, and building envelope. Once you’ve ruled out those typical maintenance issues, then you should start looking for a properly sized unit for your home. Unfortunately, your air conditioners won’t last forever, and at some point, repairs aren’t going to cut it. Here are some tell-tale signs that you might be in the market for a new air conditioner:
There are plenty of small things you can do to shave-down your monthly energy costs. We recommend doing what you can by following these tips to conserve energy: