Should You relocate Your Air Handler?
In many north Florida homes, your air handler is located in the attic, next to your holiday decorations, luggage, and storage over-flow. But is this the best place for a piece of equipment essential to your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning? Many times, homeowners buy a house with an air handler already located in the attic, and sometimes people will place the air handler in the attic when building their new home. It seems convenient. After all, the attic is full of empty space. But, HVAC professionals agree, it’s not ideal.
Why Should You Relocate Your Air Handler?
It turns out that the attic is an inefficient space for your air handler, and inefficiency means higher utility bills. Keeping your air handler in a hot Tallahassee attic is like throwing money out the window. HVAC industry insiders follow the protocol of placing air handlers (and ductwork whenever possible) in cooler locations because this lets the air handler actually cool itself down, which lowers its operating costs. Also, attic ducts often leak. It is not uncommon that new leaks can occur without knowing, which will eventually lead to even more leaks. Going over every inch of ductwork is a tedious process, especially when a section of ductwork is in a location that’s difficult to reach.
You can Reduce Energy Usage
If you have an interest in being more “green” and doing your part to lower your carbon footprint, relocating the air handler means you are decreasing energy usage. Relocating your air handler is also an investment. An HVAC system that does not have to work quite so hard to provide conditioned air because the air handler is placed in the most suitable location will naturally last longer. Overburdened units that have to run more often because of inefficiencies will tend to malfunction.
Hire a Professional to Relocate Your Air Handler
Relocating an air handler from your attic is not a job for beginners. It’s best to go with an HVAC company whose technicians have plenty of experience providing service to homes in Florida.
John D. Jones has provided families and businesses in the Panhandle area with quality HVAC products and services for over 20 years. Offering reasonable rates and personalized service, we are a dedicated team of experts equipped to handle any service requirement. Your source for modern heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment and servicing, John D. Jones AC, Heating & Refrigeration is the HVAC specialist you can trust. For more information on the benefits of relocating your attic air handler or advice on where to put it in your home, please contact us at 850-688-0562 or by visiting our website www.johnjoneshvac.com.