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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Plainfield. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc today at 815-410-1231. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.