What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Stuart. We’re here to help you understand 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Breathe Healthier Air today at 772-600-7151. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.