What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do? 06/09/2017fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Rapid City. We’re here to help you recognize 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models 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 lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump. If you want to discover more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc today at 605-342-5107. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.