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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Genoa. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around 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 pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air today at 847-306-8990. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.