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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been told 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 Ridgedale and the Branson area. We’re here to help you understand 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 label 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Branson HVAC, LLC today at 417-544-4430. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.