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 concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Branchville. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label 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 contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in 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 properly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. today at 862-345-6896. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options.