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 know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Libertyville. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses 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 sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical today at 847-362-0262. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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