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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Wyandotte. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly 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 learn more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning today at 734-363-8907. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.