What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Greater Richmond. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push 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 components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at 804-302-6657. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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