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 idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Manassas. We’re here to help you understand 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. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains 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 proper 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 calmer.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. today at 703-260-1148. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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