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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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Opelika. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its name 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. today at 334-524-2458. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.