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“An air handler contains the components that move the air throughout your home, called the blower. It is usually set inside the home and operates with both the heating and cooling components of your HVAC system. If you take a quick look at an air handler, it may closely resemble a furnace. Air handlers can run with an air conditioner and contains the indoor coil, used to cool and heat your home depending on which system it’s running with.

Air conditioners contain the condenser and are traditionally set outside the home. One of the most common confusions with air conditioners is that they cool the existing air in your home. Air conditioners actually pull out heat from inside your home through a host of pieces in your system and expel it outside. The removal of heat is what makes the air feel cool, not the addition of cold air.”

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Another misconception about air handlers is that they are often mistaken as blowers. The truth is that the blower is actually a component (among many others) of an air handler. Air handlers can, however, work in conjunction with air conditioners helping to circulate the air in your home. Certain brands of air handlers like the Trane Hyperion XL also have the ability to work with other air filtration products such as CleanEffects for improved air quality.

If you’re wondering whether an air handler is a good fit for your home contact the professionals at Temperature Control Specialties by calling (317) 247-7663. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions. You can also visit our air handlers product page for more information on these systems we offer.