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 concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Kutztown. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the interior 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 warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels in 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 well maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Moyer Total Indoor Comfort today at 484-646-3363. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.