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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe 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 be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Santee. 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 interior 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 around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold 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 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 know more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Aireforce Heating & Air Inc today at 619-448-2470. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.