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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 idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in the Main Line. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a lengthier natural life 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning today at 610-626-2540. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.