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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 be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Tuscaloosa. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan 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 KDM Service Corporation today at 205-758-2703. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. Conveniently, you can also simply arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.