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Your air conditioner holds the key to your comfort as the summer months heat up. Before the temperature starts to rise, we recommend scheduling an AC tune-up. Not only will it ensure your comfort, but it will also ensure you remain compliant with any warranty requirements established by the manufacturer.

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What Is An Air Handler?

An air conditioning unit consists of two parts: one located outside, and one located inside–the component located inside–is the air handler. If you’re wondering why it doesn’t come directly to mind, you probably haven’t seen it much, if at all. The air handler is typically located in the attic or in a small closet. This part of your air conditioner typically contains the blower, heating, and cooling elements, and a few other parts. Its main function is to circulate warmed or cooled air through your home via ductwork.

What Is A Solid Maintenance Plan For An Air Handler?

Because your air handler contains the blower and is responsible for circulating air, it is a vital part of your home’s HVAC unit. When you call Sky HVAC to inspect your air conditioner annually, we will ensure everything is functioning efficiently. It is also imperative to keep your air filters clean and have us replace them when needed. A few things among many that we will check for include:


  • Checking for noise and vibrations that could indicate electrical or mechanical problems
  • Lubricate the motor and blower bearing
  • Ensure that the motor belt and pulley are working correctly
  • Look for damaged wiring or loose connections
  • Inspect the unit’s bypass valve


Here are a few signs that the problem is likely associated with your air handler:


  • NO AIR FROM VENTS – your air handler circulates the air through your home. If you are hearing the AC unit kick on but not feeling a change in temperature nor any airflow from the vents, the blower could be to blame
  • DIRTY FILTERS – A dirty air filter will cause significant problems by overworking your HVAC unit causing components to break
  • FROZEN LINES OR COILS – if your air handler is easily accessible and you can see ice, it is probable that there is a malfunction with the blower. The unit is being kept cold, which oddly enough translates to no cold air! The first thing you’ll need to do is turn the air conditioner off and then call us
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Don’t Get Beat By The Heat!

It’s okay if you’re unsure of the problem with your air conditioner. You’re not the AC professional–we are! Call Sky HVAC when you can’t seem to figure out what the problem is, or even if you know for a fact it is the air handler. We know what to do and you’ll be enjoying the cool conditioned air in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an air handler used for?


Air handlers circulate air around your home through ductwork. An air handler is installed inside and works in conjunction with an outdoor air conditioning and/or heat pump condenser unit helping to make the air hot or cold.


What is the difference between an air conditioner and an air handler?


Air handlers move air around. They aren’t involved with temperature control. Air conditioners are designed only to cool air by absorbing heat from the outdoor air.


How long does an air handler last?


The lifespan of an air handler is determined by climate, the quality of the installation, and how well it is maintained. They typically last between 10 -15 years.

The Sky HVAC preventative maintenance program includes a 21-point inspection twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. We make sure your HVAC system is running at peak performance by checking amp draws, refrigerant levels, etc., which will save you on energy cost. We inspect critical components (motors, capacitors, condenser coils, and compressor) thus ensuring system reliability.


We will also conduct a full inspection of your duct system to make sure there are no air leaks that can be responsible for reduced airflow. An HVAC tune-up will ensure that your air conditioning system will be running as efficiently as possible and give your peace of mind!

Sky HVAC is a licensed HVAC contractor, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, a Duke Energy Trade Partner, a Gas Advantage Partner of Piedmont Natural Gas, and has been accredited as a Great Place To Work.

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By Logan Eppley 03 Jun, 2022
As the summer heats up, you’ll naturally be using your air conditioner more and more. This is an effective way to beat the heat, but extensive use of your AC unit can cause wear and tear, or reveal existing problems. We at Sky HVAC want to help you and your family stay comfortable this summer, and to help you do that, our team has put together a list of signs to watch for in order to tell if you need air conditioner repair. Blows Warm Air - One clear sign that something is up with your air conditioner is warm air coming from your vents. If you put your hand by a vent and feel warm air, you probably need air conditioner repair. Makes Loud Noises - Another sign you should be wary of is loud or unusual noises coming from your AC unit. All air conditioners will make some noise as they run, but if you hear grinding, screeching, or scraping sounds from your unit, you should call our team at Sky HVAC to find out if you need air conditioner repair. Smells Bad - Your air conditioner is not supposed to stink. If you notice a bad smell coming from your unit when you turn it on, it’s likely that you need air conditioner repair. A musty smell usually indicates mold somewhere in your system, while a burned smell is likely the result of wire insulation burning out. If you notice any of these signs in your home or find something else unusual happening in your air conditioner, call our team at Sky HVAC. We’ll identify the problem and get your AC running smoothly as soon as possible.
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