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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Northwest Arkansas. We’re here to help you learn 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. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC today at 479-372-4304. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.