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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 model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Portland Metro. 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 indoor 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 push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Central Air Inc today at 503-656-1908. 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 arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.