What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

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 be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Chadron. 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. 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 around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly 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 learn more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call MPC Heating & Cooling today at 308-832-4321. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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