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 understand 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 benefit 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 title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within 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 functioning air handler can help lower 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 ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Northern Comfort Inc today at 507-307-4818. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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