Air Handling unit service
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Air Handler Units, also known as AHU, is a device used in aiding HVAC, or heat, ventilation, air conditioning, systems. AHU are usually big metal boxes that contain a blower, heating or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. An air handling unit does just that- handles your air with care in order to give you the best possible air to breathe.
Air handler units are specifically designed to condition and circulate air. They vary the speed at which they operate based on your home’s heating and cooling needs, which helps you save energy as it only operates to the extent at which it is needed, no more or no less. If it doesn’t need to be pumping out that much air, it won’t. It will instead give you and your air handling unit a consistent level of comfort at a quieter, more energy efficient level.
There are a few key and important components if air handling units. Without all of these functions, your machine will not be working at it’s highest level.
The most important component of the air handling unit is the filter. Air filters are always important in clean air maintenance. They work to provide clean, dust free air from your working or living environment. Filters are usually the first part of a filter instillation as it helps to keep the rest of the later installments clean.
Air handling units also need to have heating and cooling elements to control heating and cooling needs, as well as humidity needs.
Humidification is important for places with colder climates, like Bozeman, because continuous heating to keep a house warm will result in drier air and increased static electricity. There are various types of humidification that you can use to combat this problem and keep your air less dry and stale.
Evaporative: dry air blown over a reserve will help to evaporate some of the water and also monitor the rate of evaporation. This can be increased by spraying the water, often onto baffles you can find located in the air stream.
Vaporizer: steam or vapor from a boiler or furnace heater is blown directly into the air stream, helping to moisten the air.
Spray mist: water is diffused either by a nozzle or other mechanical means, like a hose, into fine droplets and then transferred and carried into the air, like a shower head or mist/spray bottle, similar to those you can find in cleaning products that help distribute liquid into the air in a less condensed form.
Ultrasonic: A tray of fresh water in the airstream is heated and broken down into mist by an ultrasonic device forming a fog or water mist from the liquid state.
Wetted medium: A fine, microscopic, fibrous medium in the airstream is kept moist with fresh water from a header pipe from a series of small outlets. As the air passes through the humidified it transforms and changes the water into small, fine droplets. This type of humidifier can quickly clog and get stuck if the primary air filtration is not maintained in good order, which is why it is important to hire properly certified workers to make sure your humidifier, and thus your air handling unit, is in working order.