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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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Raceland. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 label says: it handles air. It helps 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, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service today at 985-537-6795. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.