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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Laurel. We’re here to help you understand 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. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate 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 workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call H&C Heating and Cooling today at 301-960-3247. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options.