What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Rapid City. 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 title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain proper 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 well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Street Heating and Cooling today at 605-206-3915. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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