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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Montoursville. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Airmen HVAC Service today at 570-322-3131. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.