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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 acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Orange County. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its title 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 utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver 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 possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Ocean Air Conditioning today at 949-525-9119. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.