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 concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Carpentersville. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc today at 224-412-8308. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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