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The Heart of the HVAC System: Air Handler

Posted on September 08, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

air handlers

We hope everyone had a great weekend! Today we wanted to focus on the heart of any HVAC system, the air handler. Look at it this way, the air handler is in charge of moving and the air with a fan, can clean the air with a filter and conditions the air by heating or cooling the air. If air handlers stop working properly then the whole system begins to deteriorate. Air handlers can be very big like the ones that shopping malls and offices have to smaller ones. Since duct work is attached to air handlers, the whole system will be cleaned according to NADCA standards. There are certain ways that you can clean the whole system but today we will focus on the different options of cleaning air handlers:

  • Cleaning or replacing filters on a regular basis will help keep the air from returning and becoming contaminated.
  • Proper cleaning of coils will help keep debris away from the coils and ensure the desired temperature be met quickly.
  • Contact vacuuming which is the most popular way of cleaning an air handler will clean all components mention above.
  • Air washing and high pressure air can be used to clean air handlers to collect and control dirt and debris.
  • When using a pressure washer you may use this to clean the air handler but make sure all electrical components are protected.

You want to mainly clean and get rid of any debris and dirt from the air handler system. It is an important part of the whole HVAC system. As we have said,it is the heart of the HVAC system and will help the entire system work efficiently and can improve indoor air quality. AirTek provides commercial air duct cleaning and indoor air quality services for many industries. If you would like to set up an appointment with us to clean your entire HVAC system contact us. If you have any further questions you may contact us directly or send us a message via our social media sites that include Facebook and Twitter.

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