Air Handler BreakdownsThe air handler is the part of the air conditioner responsible for circulating air throughout your home during operation. Moving that much air puts a lot of stress on the air conditioner, so to compensate it’s equipped with a series of oiled bearings to reduce friction. These bearings don’t last forever, though. As they wear down, the friction on the air handler motor increases, producing a loud grinding sound. If you hear that sound coming from your air conditioner, you need to call for repairs right away. Otherwise, the motor might overheat and burn out.
Frozen Evaporator CoilThe evaporator coil is the part of the air conditioner that sucks heat out of the air in the ducts. The balance between the constantly cooling air around the coil and the flow of warm air from the home keeps everything running smoothly. If the flow of air is cut off, though (like if the air handler breaks down) the coil can freeze over. A frozen coil will be unable to siphon heat from your home’s air. If not fixed, the ice can spread to other parts of your system and cause further issues.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of air conditioning repair services throughout Springfield, VA.