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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Booneville. We’re here to help you recognize 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its name 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 utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended natural life 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC today at 662-269-8716. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.