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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Cape Coral. We’re here to help you learn 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. In essence, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lower 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 hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Comfort Zone Inc today at 239-214-0411. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.