What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Huntsville. 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 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 aides your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc today at 256-801-4701. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.