What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Thedford. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning today at 519-296-4437. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.