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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Opelika. We’re here to help you understand 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 label says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. today at 334-245-4748. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.