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 familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Elk River. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It aides 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, together with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a create an extended natural life 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air today at 763-276-0617. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.