What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Franklin Lakes. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help 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 title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain 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 lower utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime 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 Total Comfort today at 201-891-1333. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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