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 familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Savage. We’re here to help you learn 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen 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 create an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning today at 952-373-0377. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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