The air handling unit is equipment used to regulate and circulate air as part of your home’s HVAC system. It’s a large metallic box that houses the blower, filter racks, sound attenuators and other integral heating and cooling components. However, like any other HVAC feature, it can get worn down over time and may even stop working suddenly.
Here local residential AC services contractor Air Products & Services discusses the signs you need to look for that indicate air handler problems.
Issues with the fan unit. The blower or fan inside the air handler is responsible for moving air throughout your home. If air isn’t circulating properly inside your home or you notice hot and cold spots in some of your rooms, the fan might not be working at all. The fan could also be making strange noises, which indicates that something is wrong and your air handler needs to be inspected.
Blower motor failure. Blower motor breakdown can happen for various reasons ranging from old age to failed bearings, electrical failure in the windings and dirt accumulation. A quick call to an air conditioning installation and repair contractor is necessary to help diagnose the cause and provide a replacement for the damaged blower motor.
Leaks in the condensate pan. This problem is a sign that something is wrong with your air handler. Air conditioning units that are heavily used during periods of hot weather create a lot of condensation, which accumulates in the pan below the air handler. However, the drain lines can get clogged with algae or mold, causing the pan to overflow and cause moisture damage to the internal components.
From simple maintenance check-ups to complex repairs, you can trust Air Products & Services to take care of your HVAC troubles. Our residential and commercial AC maintenance services will help bring your heating and cooling system back to quality comfort levels. We take pride in maintaining control over all of our projects and look forward to serving you in your home or business.
Call (818) 989-2030 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service call. We serve residents of Tarzana, CA, and the surrounding communities.