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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. We’re here to help you understand 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. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have 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 lessen utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Cytech Heating & Cooling today at 956-630-3522. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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