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 familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Ballwin and St. Charles. 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 indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Air Alliance Team today at 636-206-4250. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.