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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Colorado Springs. We’re here to help you recognize 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 name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in 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 decrease utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration today at 719-332-3458. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.