Lady_CouchAir handlers are indoor units that are commonly combined with heat pumps to create all electric heating and cooling systems. Air handlers house evaporator coils and blower motors that move air through the coils and into your home. Typically air handlers have electric heat strips to match your home’s needs during the heating season warming the air and delivering it via your home’s duct system.

Ronald Smith Heating & Air offers variable speed units that offer higher efficiency and even humidity control.

When talking about a variable speed air handler, we’re speaking of the motor that controls the air handler’s fan. In a non-variable unit, the fan is either on full-speed or off. A variable speed air handler, on the other hand, is constantly running and transitions gradually from low and high speeds, depending on how much it’s needed. Even though a variable speed air handler is constantly running, it is usually doing so at a low level. This saves energy because your system doesn’t have to constantly turn on and off, and it spends much less time wasting energy at the highest level. An air handler is at its loudest when it’s turning on and off and when it’s running at high speeds. A variable speed air handler avoids this by constantly running and only running high when it needs to. he various fan speeds of a variable speed air handler make it much easier to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. Instead of being blasted with hot or cold air, conditioned air is delivered gradually and consistently.

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