What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Gresham. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal 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 assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Honke Heating & AC today at 503-376-8806. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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