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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve heard of 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 advance your home comfort in Pinellas County. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through 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 hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc today at 727-398-5515. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.