What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Grimes. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Heartland Heating & Cooling today at 515-344-3579. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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