Revitalizing Your Air Handlers: Enhance Efficiency & Comfort with Cutting-Edge Refurbishments

May 29, 2023 | H.E. Rieckelman

When it comes to optimizing your HVAC system’s performance, refurbishing your air handlers can be a game-changer. Two key components that greatly impact efficiency and overall system performance are the coil and fan system. In this post, we will explore how replacing the existing coil and upgrading to an ECM fan array system can revolutionize your commercial or industrial building’s HVAC capabilities.


Upgrade #1: ECM Fan Array Upgrades

If you’re looking to reduce power consumption and enhance energy efficiency, ECM fan upgrades are the perfect solution. These upgrades offer a multitude of benefits, including:

Significant Energy and Cost Savings: By replacing your existing fan system with ECM technology, you can expect a remarkable reduction in energy usage. Buildings that have made the switch report saving up to $80K in annual maintenance costs and experiencing a 45% decrease in energy consumption. The return on investment (ROI) is typically achieved within 1.5 to 4 years, making it a smart long-term investment.

Potential Energy Rebates: ECM fan upgrades may qualify for energy rebates, allowing your customers to further maximize their savings. These incentives provide an additional incentive for businesses to prioritize energy-efficient HVAC solutions.

Proven Track Record: ECM fan upgrades are already in use in numerous buildings across North America. The reliability and success of these systems make them a trusted choice for enhancing HVAC efficiency and performance.

5-Year Parts Warranty: ECM Fan Array manufacturers such as QPAC stands behind the quality of its products, offering a 5-year parts warranty. This commitment to customer satisfaction ensures peace of mind and long-term support.

Plug and Play System: Installing new fan systems for air handlers can be time-consuming and disruptive. However, ECM fan upgrades are designed to be a plug and play solution, significantly reducing installation time. In fact, some installations have been completed within a few hours. Witness the efficiency of this system in action with a short 3-minute video showcasing a live install:

Quick Lead Times: ECM fans are currently known for their high lead times, causing delays in HVAC projects. However, some manufacturers like QPAC keeps thousands of fans in stock at their Florida location, ensuring quick availability and reduced wait times.

To explore further details about QPAC’s ECM fan upgrades, reach out to our office to speak to an expert about what solutions can be offered.


Upgrade #2: Coil Replacements

When bringing your air handler units back to life, replacing the coil is a simple yet effective solution in doing so. Some of the benefits include:

Improved Performance: Upgrading the coil of your air handler can significantly enhance its overall performance. A new coil ensures efficient heat transfer, resulting in better temperature control and improved air quality within your commercial or industrial space.

Extended Equipment Lifespan: A worn-out or faulty coil can put strain on the air handler and other HVAC components, potentially shortening their lifespan. Replacing the coil helps ensure the longevity of your equipment, reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements.

Improved Air Quality: A new coil helps maintain clean and healthy indoor air. It reduces the risk of mold and microbial growth, enhances filtration capabilities, and ensures proper ventilation, creating a healthier environment for occupants.

Cost Savings: Upgrading the coil can lead to significant cost savings in the long run. Improved energy efficiency reduces utility bills, while fewer breakdowns and repairs translate to lower maintenance and replacement costs.

Established Expertise: When your air handler’s coil needs replacement, Cancoil is a trusted name that has been serving North America for over 35 years. Cancoil has a proven track record of manufacturing high-quality coils. With their coils made in Kingston, ON, you can be confident in the craftsmanship and reliability of their products.

Competitive Pricing: Cancoil understands the importance of providing cost-effective solutions. Their coil replacements are competitively priced without compromising on quality, offering exceptional value for your investment.

To learn more about Cancoil’s finned coils and their suitability for your air handler refurbishment needs, consult with our HVAC professionals to determine the most suitable coil for your specific air handler and application.


By embracing air handler refurbishments and upgrading your coil and fan systems, you can unlock significant improvements in energy efficiency, cost savings, and overall system performance. QPAC’s ECM fan upgrades offer unparalleled energy efficiency, quick installation, and a strong warranty, while Cancoil’s coil replacements bring decades of expertise and competitive pricing. Take advantage of these cutting-edge solutions and revitalize your air handlers to create a comfortable and energy-efficient environment for your commercial or industrial building.

Remember, optimizing your HVAC system not only benefits your bottom line but also contributes to a more sustainable future. Don’t hesitate to explore these refurbishment options and enjoy the numerous advantages they bring to your business.


By: Nash Mohammad, B. Eng