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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance 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 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together 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 types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a longer lifetime 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 319-229-2318. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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