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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Odessa. We’re here to help you learn 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some models 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 working air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning today at 432-333-2208. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.