A unit that distributes heated or cooled air to the different areas of the home. Air handlers do not heat or cool the air, but instead pull the heat out of the air and direct it outside in the summer and inside in the winter. Air handlers are often part of a heat pump system.
Also known as
AHU (Air Handling Unit)
Most air handlers cost between $1,000 and $3,500; the average price is $1,700.
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