What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

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 be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Winnipeg. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate 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 mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide an extended natural life 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning today at 204-272-8128. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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