What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. 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 indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifespan 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 Total Comfort Solutions today at 404-987-5502. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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