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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Dresden. 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 interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling today at 1-866-781-0111. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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