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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 aware of the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Chicago. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning today at 773-704-0640. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.