What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Lake Forest. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push 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 mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifespan 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 949-204-0859. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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