Many people confuse Air Handlers with Heat Pumps or Furnaces. However, an air handler is a component that maintains the inside temperature of your house all year round as opposed to a heat pump. They are usually installed in basements, attics, crawl spaces, or closets, and look pretty much like furnaces. The air handler is responsible for heating and cooling the entire interior of your home.
To provide improved levels of temperature control, this unit includes an indoor coil, a filter, and a blower. In a closed loop system, the evaporator coil circulates the refrigerant back and forth. With the help of the refrigerant, the coil turns cold and removes stickiness from your home. Warm air circulates through the coil when it needs to be heated. Air Handlers can be a key component of either a hot water boiler or a heat pump system.
By coordinating the proper capacity and efficiency of your furnace or boiler, the air handler is intended to efficiently move the movement of air through your home’s ventilation system. Both hot and cold temperatures can be circulated inside the house with them. Air Handlers supply fresh air through vents and exhaust stale air through returns. It is the responsibility of a skilled HVAC technician to make sure that the airflow through the air handler is adjusted. Unless this amount is met, the HVAC system’s balance could be undermined, resulting in a deceitful waste of energy, and loss of indoor comfort, and you pay more for hydro. At DHVAC, we ensure that your vents are properly sized and that your air movement is properly balanced so that you can enjoy the level of comfort you desire.