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 be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Plover. We’re here to help you understand 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 title 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, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Point Heating & Cooling today at 715-504-0533. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.