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 model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Huntingburg. 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 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 helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Dearing's Service & Solutions today at 812-200-5844. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options.