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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 be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Charlottesville. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life 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 Beck Cohen today at 434-296-0129. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.