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 concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in West Jefferson. We’re here to help you recognize 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 aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. today at 614-450-1575. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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