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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Plainfield. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through 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 burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc today at 815-768-6656. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.