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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Midlothian. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver 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 possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. today at 804-379-1155. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.