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Air Handlers

Air Handler Service in Southern New York

What is an Air Handler?

A commercial air handler is a crucial component of an HVAC system for larger buildings and commercial spaces. It is responsible for circulating conditioned air throughout the building.

Here's how it works:

  • Air Circulation: The air handler contains a powerful fan that draws in air from the surrounding environment through a return air duct. This air is then passed through the system.
  • Filtering: Before entering the air handler, the incoming air passes through filters. These filters remove dust, debris, allergens, and other particles, improving indoor air quality.
  • Conditioning: Inside the air handler, the air is conditioned. For cooling, a refrigeration coil containing a cold refrigerant is used. The warm indoor air passes over this coil, and heat is absorbed, cooling the air. For heating, a heating element or a hot water coil is used to warm the air.
  • Humidity Control: In some systems, the air handler may also have a humidifier or dehumidifier component. This helps maintain an optimal humidity level within the space.
  • Distribution: Once conditioned, the air is then forced through a network of ducts that distribute it to various zones or rooms within the building. These ducts carry the conditioned air to the supply registers, where it is released into the space.
  • Return Air: After circulating through the building, the air returns to the air handler through the return ducts. This cycle repeats to maintain a consistent temperature and air quality.
  • Control and Regulation: The air handler is controlled by a thermostat or a building automation system. This system monitors the temperature and humidity levels and adjusts the operation of the air handler accordingly.
  • Fan Speed Control: The speed of the fan in the air handler can be adjusted to control the volume of air circulated. This allows for fine-tuning of temperature and airflow for different zones within the building.

Commercial air handlers are typically larger and more powerful than those used in residential systems, as they need to handle a higher volume of air to cater to the larger spaces. They play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment in commercial buildings.

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  • Mitsubishi
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Signs Your Air Handler Needs to Be Replaced

Recognizing signs that your commercial air handler may need replacement is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and efficient HVAC system. Here are some key indicators:

  • Age of the Unit: Commercial air handlers have a typical lifespan of 10 to 15 years. If your unit is approaching or surpassing this range, it may be time to consider a replacement, especially if it's experiencing frequent issues.
  • Frequent Repairs: If your air handler requires frequent and costly repairs, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new unit rather than continuing to patch up an aging system.
  • Decreased Efficiency: Noticeable increases in energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage could indicate that the air handler is becoming less efficient. Newer models often feature more advanced technology for improved energy efficiency.
  • Inconsistent Airflow: Uneven airflow or hot/cold spots within your commercial space can be a sign that the air handler is struggling to distribute air effectively. This could be due to failing components within the unit.
  • Excessive Noise Levels: Unusual or loud noises coming from the air handler, such as banging, squealing, or rattling, may indicate worn or damaged parts. These noises can be a sign that the unit is nearing the end of its lifespan.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality: If your indoor air quality has declined despite regular maintenance, it could be a sign that the air handler is no longer effectively filtering or conditioning the air.
  • Visible Corrosion or Damage: External signs of wear and tear, such as rust, corrosion, or physical damage to the air handler casing, may suggest that the unit is no longer structurally sound.
  • Lack of Available Parts: If it's becoming increasingly difficult to find replacement parts for your air handler, it may be an indication that the unit is outdated and replacement is the more practical solution.
  • Inadequate Cooling or Heating: If your commercial space consistently fails to reach the desired temperature, even after adjustments to the thermostat and regular maintenance, it may be a sign that the air handler is struggling to perform.
  • Non-compliance with Regulations: Newer air handler models often incorporate updated technologies to meet current industry standards and environmental regulations. Replacing an outdated unit can ensure compliance with these requirements.

When considering a replacement, consult with a professional HVAC technician or contractor to assess the specific needs of your commercial space and determine the most suitable and efficient air handler for your business.

Determining the Condition of Your Air Handler

If you are unsure of the condition of your air handler, we can help. Our commercial HVAC technicians have the tools and expertise to evaluate your system. We will explain the results of our inspection and help you understand what you can do to improve the condition of your air handler.

Reach out to our team if you need to:

  • Replace your air handler
  • Have your air handler inspected
  • Have your air handler repaired

New Air Handler Installation

When you need to replace your air handler, you can rely on our team to provide the service you need. We will work with you to find an air handler that is the right size for your commercial space and ensure that the air handler is properly installed.

Call C. R. Wolfe at (845) 609-0423 to schedule your air handler service in Southern New York.

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