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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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Keokuk. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow 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 burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call WM J Kraus & Son today at 319-524-3714. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted 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.