What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Jefferson City. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain 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 lower utility bills and a deliver a longer 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc today at 573-203-3908. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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