What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Heflin. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc today at 256-270-1196. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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