Air Handler Features
An air handler uses a grouping of components for producing cool air from an influx of warm air. A fan pulls warm air in through a filter and across a coil assembly. The coils effectively cool the moving air. The air releases into surrounding ductwork for cooling a building. The entire process is controlled by a starter motor drive, based on needed air volume within the building's duct system.
Small Air Handler Weight
Trane offers many air handler sizes, based on a building's overall air volume needs. The small unit size 3 air handler is approximately 26.25 inches high and 31 inches wide. Its mixing box, or fan assembly, can range between 156 and 166 pounds, depending on the unit's chosen fan features. Coil choices for this unit size range from 108 to 312 pounds. The filter choices also have a large weight range, between 11 and 213 pounds, since each air handler has a large variety of filter choices and configurations.
Large Air Handler Weight
In contrast, Trane's large air handler, unit size 120, measures 119.5 inches high and 179 inches wide, providing a large influx of cool air volume to a building. Depending upon the coil choices, weight dimensions range between 1,333 and 5,287 pounds. The filters also have a large weight range of between 247 and 2,740 pounds. The fan assembly can weigh between 1,825 and 2,544 pounds.
Before permanently installing a Trane air handler, install workers must analyze the installation area. The air handler's foundation needs to be strong enough to hold the intended weight. Each air handler installation is unique to the building it is serving. As a result, the air handler's weight will vary greatly.