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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Alice. We’re here to help you understand 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 assists your split system or heat pump push 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 circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Rescue Heating & Air today at 361-265-4371. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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