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“You should have your air handler serviced regularly depending on your system and usage. Follow your owner’s manual for service frequency.

Regular maintenance will include cleaning the air handler condensate drain and coils, lubrication, straightening the coils, and checking the wiring.

You will also need to change your air handler filter every 1-3 months or more, depending on your indoor air quality. The filter is located between the return air duct and the air handler and prevents particles from flowing into the unit. Depending on your air filter’s capture rate, you can remove mold, pet dander, and even bacteria from your home’s air for healthier breathing.”

Read more about air handlers here.

There are several types of air handlers with different degrees of size. Depending on your home, one may be better suited than the other. Multi-position air handlers are most common but also take up a fair amount of room. Wall-mounted air handlers are shorter but wider to accommodate height issues. Finally, ceiling-mounted air handlers are much smaller than the previous two models and use coils instead of ductwork.

No matter what type of air handler you have, consistent and regular maintenance is a must. Let the professionals of Temperature Control Specialties clean and service your air handler with one of our maintenance plans. Call us at (317) 247-7663 or visit our air handlers page for more details.