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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Colorado Springs. We’re here to help you learn 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. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air within 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 warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Mitchell Heating today at 719-596-6677. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.