What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve heard of 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 enhance your home comfort in Cedar Rapids. 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 internal 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 helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around 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 flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even contain 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 lower utility bills and a deliver an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Ilten's Incorporated today at 319-363-0283. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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