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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 acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Moline. 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 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 helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen 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 hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning today at 309-762-3641. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.