What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Lexington. 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 title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Kelley Mechanical today at 859-209-3003. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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