What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Katy. We’re here to help you learn 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Goode Bros AC & Heating today at (833)-466-3322. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.