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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 acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Columbus. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 label says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Wolfe & Sons Inc today at 614-451-0846. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.