What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Rock Hill. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call US Air Heating and Cooling today at 803-980-4328. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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