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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 understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Colfax. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within 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 warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a longer 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning today at 509-397-3622. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.