What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Oxford. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use 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 lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 662-350-0343. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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