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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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Lodi. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning today at 209-368-0556. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.