There are various terms within the HVAC industry that can get confusing for homeowners, no matter if you are looking for repairs or system replacements. Additionally, there are many components that are centered around a specific heating or cooling systems in addition to air quality enhancers. Though we can write volumes concerning the individual units, components, and systems, we at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to share the differences between an air handler and the other parts it is often confused with.
The components contained in the air handler is known as a blower that moves the air throughout the home. Operating with both the heating and cooling components of your HVAC system, this item is usually set inside the home. A quick look at an air handler often closely resembles a furnace. Used to cool and heat your home depending on which system it’s running with; air handlers can run with an air conditioner and contains the indoor coil.
Air handler VS Heat Pump
An air handler works as a team with your heat pump, just like an air handler can work with an AC. The air handler assists in moving all that heated or cooled air after the heat pumps used to control the comfort by transferring heat instead of producing it.
Air handler VS Blower
Air handlers and blowers are two separate things. A blower, and several other components in the unit an air handler includes. In the air handler, there are dampers, filters, mixing chambers and more. The blower is just one component of a greater whole.
Air Handler VS Furnace
Not often found together, air handlers and furnaces are not really needed in conjunction and those with an efficient furnace, doe not need to consider an air handler. Heat pumps and air handlers tend to be paired together to better manage the airflow. To help out the heat pump, some models also provide secondary heating and cooling parts. Furnaces operate differently and instead of the air handlers, the furnaces are equipped with blowers, which moves the warmed air into your vents and disperse it through your home. Furnaces have combustion chambers and create heat; lacking the parts you typically find in an air handler.
Traditionally set outside the home, air conditioning systems contain the condenser. Air conditioners actually do not produce cool air to bring comfort your home. Th air condition pulls the heat of the air and expels it outside. Air conditioners do not add cool air to help make a room feel cooler, but instead simply removes the heat. The warm air is drawn in to the system through the return ducks and then processed over the refrigerant coils. The heat is removed when the air is blown across these coils and the refrigerants expel the heat outdoors.
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No matter which component, units, and systems you have in your Greater Las Vegas, NV home, Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning is readily available to help you with repairs, replacements, and maintenance services. Contact us today!