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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Anchorage. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help 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 label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services today at 907-202-9798. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options.