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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Elmhurst. 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 interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its label 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms 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 operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 630-833-1100. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.