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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Chatsworth. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help 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 title says: it handles air. It assists 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, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even use 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 lower utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc today at 706-695-7492. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.