How can I tell if I have an air handler?
In the Buda area, most air handlers are located in the attic or behind a door above the return air grill inside your home. Air handlers are large boxes that house a blower, heating elements, evaporator coil, a filter rack, and a number of electrical controls. The homes duct system is attached to the box. The blower pulls air thru the return air grill, pushes the air thru the ducting system and then returns the air back into the home thru supply grills located in each room.
Air handlers are required to contain a filter rack for air filtration. Due size restraints, these filter areas are generally considered too small for any but the worst filters. Your AirOne® technician can make suggestions and recommendations about improving air filtration with return air filter grills and other filter options. The special pollen and allergy conditions here in the Buda area require special filtration for many families.
Selecting an air handler with the right blower should also be a prime consideration when humidity control and/or special ducting conditions exist.