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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Mankato area. We’re here to help you recognize 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 assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A correctly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a longer lifetime 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 Northern Comfort Inc today at 507-387-6596. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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