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Air Handler

Air handlers circulate air throughout your home to maintain your desired temperature. They’re typically found inside the home and paired with a heat pump.

What is an Air Handler?

An air handler is a device that circulates warm or cool air throughout your home. It’s often paired with a heat pump, which uses a process that either cools or warms the house by removing or delivering warm air. The air handler takes the hot or cold air and distributes it throughout the house

How Air Handlers Work

Your central heating and cooling system consists of two main parts–an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, such as an air handler. An air handler works in conjunction with a heat pump or air conditioner to circulate both cool and hot air, depending on the season. With properly sized Trane air handlers, your family has the right amount of clean, comfortable air all year round. Plus, Trane air handlers make a significant contribution to the overall efficiency of your system. That’s because the more efficient your air handler and outdoor units are, the less work your system has to do to make your home comfortable.

Trane’s Hyperion™ air handler is built unlike anything the market has ever seen. It is constructed more like a refrigerator than a typical air handler, with insulation between the walls of the innovative cabinet. This insulation prevents condensation that may cause damage to the air handler itself or your home. In addition to eliminating “sweating,” the cabinet also eliminates the loose fibers from fiberglass insulation that may enter the airstream with other air handlers. The exclusive double-wall construction provides families with peace of mind and cleaner, safer indoor air.

Watch this video on how HVAC systems work to learn more details on heating and cooling systems, an air handler’s role in the process, and how you can achieve optimal comfort in your home.

What are the different types of air handlers?

Air handlers come with various capabilities and features. Some are designed to operate with multiple levels of heating and cooling capabilities, while others are more simplistic with single-stage performance. The most common types include: 

  • Single-Stage Air Handler: Designed for one stage of operation at a time; typically used with single-stage heating/cooling systems. 
  • Multi-Stage Air Handler: Has multiple speeds so it can adjust to different heating and cooling requirements; often used with multi-stage or variable speed HVAC systems. 
  • Variable-Speed Air Handler: Features different speeds so it can match your desired comfort level; often used with variable speed HVAC systems. 
  • Packaged Air Handler: Combines the air handler, condenser and evaporator into one single unit that’s installed outside the home. 
  • Horizontal Flow Air Handler: Designed to fit in tight spaces such as crawl spaces or closets, these units feature a horizontal airflow. 

No matter which type of air handler you choose, Trane offers a variety of options that are designed for efficiency and performance. Our air handlers are available in a variety of sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your home. Plus, they’re backed by a 10-year limited warranty, so you can be sure that you’ll enjoy reliable comfort for years to come.

Contact your local Trane dealer today to learn more about air handlers and how they can help improve the efficiency and comfort of your home, or shop our air handlers online now.

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