What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the concept 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 name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within 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 inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning today at 432-237-0168. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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