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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 idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Olathe. We’re here to help you learn 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today at 913-432-3342. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.