September 19, 2019

An air handler is the part of your cooling or heating system that moves the air throughout your home. Air handlers have traditionally operated at one speed. Due to a relatively recent innovation, air handlers can now operate at more ideal speeds.

Operates at Different Speeds Based on Need

McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and -operated company serving the HVAC needs of residents throughout Jacksonville for more than 40 years. We often recommend variable-speed air handlers to customers installing new equipment. These different speeds are favorable depending on factors like outside temperatures and air filter conditions.

Lower Fluctuating Speeds

A one-speed blower must maintain its default at all times until the desired temperature has been reached. A blower that supports variable speeds can actually run at a lower speed and fluctuate as necessary. This means it provides much greater efficiency and even results in lower energy bills.

The Many Benefits of Variable Speeds

Variable-speed blowers are certainly more energy-efficient, but the advantages don’t end there. These air handlers run quieter and are subject to less long-term damage. That often means longer equipment life and overall reduced maintenance or repair costs. They achieve more consistent cooling, heating, and dehumidification and maintain better indoor air quality.

Zoned Operation

Traditional systems are balanced based on specific pressure. With a single-speed blower, closing a register in an unused room doesn’t have a positive effect because of the imbalance it creates. Variable-speed air handlers, on the other hand, are crucial to zoned systems because they can adjust to these pressure changes and restore the balance.

The Comfort You Deserve with McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning

McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning in Jacksonville can assist you with variable-speed and fixed-speed air handlers. Our technicians are NATE-certified and have gone through the certifications necessary to provide you with expert service. We also offer a broad range of cooling, heating, insulation, and air purification services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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