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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in East Peoria. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor 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 helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC today at 309-437-2703. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.