What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

fMaybe you’ve been informed 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 McHenry. We’re here to help you recognize 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps 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, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. today at 815-459-4700. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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