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 know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Bloomfield. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow 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 hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Stanford Heating & Cooling today at 812-825-8695. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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