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 familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in West Columbia. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow 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 hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. today at 803-796-9172. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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