What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Heflin. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost 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 discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc today at 256-270-1196. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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