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The electric air handler is a key part of many HVAC systems. Homeowners are sometimes confused about the difference between an air handler, an AC, and a blower. When you work with AC Comfort, you won’t have to worry about the differences because our technicians can handle the exact service you need to get the heating and cooling required for your year-round comfort.
- We always have your best interests at heart
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If you’re in a situation where you need a new air handler or your current air handler needs repairs to help keep air moving through your house, we’re the best people to call in Katy, TX.
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What Is an Air Handler?
The air handler is the part of your HVAC system responsible for moving air from the return air vents through the HVAC system and then into the house. In most systems, the air handler is found inside the home and resembles a furnace unit. The air handler works with both the heating and cooling components of the HVAC system. The air handler can include the blower, evaporator coil, dampers, filters, and other components, depending on what type it is.
Air handlers are most commonly found with heat pumps, where the air handler works closely with the heat pump to control air temperature (heating and cooling) and distribute the conditioned air.
Do I Need an Air Handler and a Furnace?
Because air handlers resemble furnaces on the outside, they’re often confused with them. You probably won’t need an air handler for a furnace. Furnaces don’t rely on a component like an air handler, as they have combustion chambers to handle the creation of heat and don’t require several of the components found in standard air handlers. Instead, furnaces have built-in blowers that push the heated air from the furnace into the ventilation system and on into the rooms.
What Are the Different Types of Air Handlers?
Air handlers have different components in them depending on the function they serve. An air handler can be as simple as a blower fan that either pushes air through (a blow-through air handler) or pulls air through (a draw-through air handler) the heating and cooling elements. Air handlers that contain a blower, refrigerant coil, and filters are called terminal units. These are the most common types found in homes and used for heat pumps. There are also air handlers called make-up air units and rooftop units that are mostly used for commercial HVAC systems.
Is the Air Handler Part of the AC Unit?
Air handlers are often found working with air conditioning systems. The air handler for an AC will contain an evaporator coil along with the blower, filter, and dampers. The air handler components are often fully integrated into an air conditioning system, so you won’t need to worry about getting a separate air handler when you have the AC installed. You most need to concern yourself with an air handler if you’re getting a heat pump.
AC Comfort can help you with the air handlers services you need, including identifying if you need air handlers services in the first place. We handle installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance for this part of the HVAC system.