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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 model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Carson 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Anderson Heating & A/C today at 775-882-8154. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.