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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Macon. We’re here to help you understand 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. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through 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 burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Air Temperature Control today at 478-202-3170. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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