What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Lincoln. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning today at 402-438-7992. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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