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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Lawrence. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within 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 pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Scott Temperature today at 785-843-2244. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.