HVAC System components

Air Handlers for Heating & Cooling

Air Handlers–An Important Piece of the HVAC Puzzle

You know that many elements come together to help your heater warm in you winter and your air conditioner keeps you cool in summer. Your central heating and cooling system consist of two main parts—an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, or the air handler. Discover the importance of this unit and how Nichols & Phipps can help Fairfax area residents keep it running smoothly.

What is an Air Handler?

An air handler, also known as an HVAC air handling unit or (AHU) is the main indoor component of your HVAC system. It is paired with the heat pump and/or the air conditioner and facilitates the circulation of air throughout the home.

What are the Benefits of an Improved Air Handler?

The air handler is a “must have” part of a modern HVAC system. Since it controls the flow of both warm and cool air throughout the home, it is used all year round. Choosing to upgrade your air handler to a newer system (usually with variable speed control) is a good option for many reasons. Some of these include:

  • Improved efficiency
  • Quieter
  • Better air quality
  • Can be zoned

What are Your Considerations when Utilizing an Air Handler?

Your air handler needs to be cleaned and maintained to keep it running smoothly. The filter is found in the air handler, so changing that regularly should be part of your routine. Also, having the AHU inspected and maintained regularly can prevent major problems that could be costly to repair.

Whether you are having issues with your air handler or you want to schedule maintenance to assure it serves you well for years to come, Nichols & Phipps can help. Call or contact us today.
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