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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe 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 know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Magnolia. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would help 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 assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate 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 operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call JTech Mechanical today at 281-231-8768. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.