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What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

fMaybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Bakersfield. 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 interior 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 circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 661-437-3499. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.