What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Perry. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Gillman Heating and Air today at 478-202-3076. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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