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 model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Arlington. 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 indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides 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 workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning today at 360-255-5857. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options.