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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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Zelienople. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title 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 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 adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Knoechel Heating Company today at 724-452-6280. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.