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 acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Lawrence. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It aides 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, together with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even use 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 deliver a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Scott Temperature today at 785-269-0465. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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