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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 familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Paso Robles. We’re here to help you learn 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a lengthier lifetime 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air today at 805-238-7553. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.