If you have a heat pump, then the indoor component is the air handler.
If you have a furnace, its the air handler, but this term refers to the component housing the blower fan that draws “untreated” air into the plan where it “treats” it by removing heat as well as humidity in summer time as well as adding heat in winter.
The air handler then pushes it back into your living space. There are single speed air handlers as well as variable speed air handlers, single speed air handlers run full blast whenever they are on, however variable speed air handlers have various speeds as well as begin at a low speed when the plan first starts, however once it is in full swing heating system or cooling the air, the speed ramps up to a higher speed, as the cycle ends, the fan adjusts to a lower speed to blow remaining treated air out of the air handlerâ€¦ Better performance costs more. It’s that easy, but expect to pay 12 to 20 % more for a variable speed air handler.The maintenance bill will be higher with a variable speed air handler as well. Given these cons of having a variable speed air handler, there are multiple benefits as well as indoor comfort is a single of them. A variable speed component starts as well as ends each cycle on low speed. So, while the air might be a little warm or cool to start with, it will not be an unpleasant blast prefer a single speed unit. A single speed component runs at full speed all the time, meaning you get a blast of untreated air at the start as well as end of the cycle. It can be uncomfortably warm or cool. Variable speed units allow a better temperature balance as well as operate at a lower speed so they use less electricity as well as are more energy efficient as well as quiet. Variable speed air handlers do a better job at condensing moisture out of the air, removing moisture from the air is a single of the keys to indoor comfort. A variable speed air handler has multiple benefits to your pocket, your health, as well as your home’s comfort.