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 familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Shelby. 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 title says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around 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 hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Hopper Heating and Air today at 704-233-7363. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options.