What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with 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 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 name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan 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 319-208-3295. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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