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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Marshalltown. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Kapaun & Brown Inc. today at 641-753-3563. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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