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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 model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Hattiesburg. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning today at 601-268-3486. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.