Actuators are a complicated mechanical device and an important aspect in any HVAC maintenance or optimization project. These devices work by converting energy within your furnace or air conditioning system, into motion. This helps to support the operation of dampers, valves, and fans throughout the system, by creating controlled reactions to a burst of electricity, liquid, or air, depending on the system involved. At Furnace Part Source, we stock actuators for every home comfort project.
Most of the actuators in furnaces are electromagnetic. They’re used in damper and blower operating systems, opening and closing the vents required to move hot and cold air around a home.
When a thermostat asks for heat, the actuator drives the damper into an open position. Once the right temperature has been achieved, the actuator can de-energize, and the main burners ignite.
People like automatic zone dampeners because they contribute to energy savings. The actuators ensure that the dampers remain closed when the furnace is not in use. They use low voltage to either fully open or close the dampers. This can reduce energy costs significantly.
At Furnace Part Source, we stock a wide selection of actuator solutions for your heating and cooling projects, from some of the biggest brands around the world, including ASCO, Carrier, and Honeywell. Our goal is to provide exactly the products that you need, including a Belimo AMX120-SR 120V 180# Mod Actuator. We carry different models to benefit you.
Browse through our collection or reach out to our team for advice on choosing the part that’s right for you. See which items qualify for our discounts or shipping deals; most even come with a manufacturer’s warranty.
Asco is one brand that makes damper actuators, while belonging to the Emerson family. They have entire departments dedicated to combustion, which make safety a high priority. Products are designed to handle potentially hazardous situations and reduce the danger for any people involved. The Asco AH2E101A4 24V Actuator comes with a Damper Arm and has a high-flow capability.
Some actuators require two-position operation of dampers and valves, meaning they return to their original position in the case of power cutoffs.
Actuators have different moving parts to handle air flow. Some are as simple as valves, like the Barber-Coleman #MA-418. This valve operates at 120 volts and is best for dampers with two-position as well as horizontal mounting. It also has easy installation.
Furnace Part Source takes pride in providing the parts the HVAC specialists need to make repair or replacements. We focus on convenience and locating the proper component for you, including hard-to-find or discontinued parts.
To find out more, please get in touch with our representatives. With Furnace Part Source, you will locate your ideal components in no time, and to get airflow moving again.