What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do? 06/09/2017fMaybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Rocky Mount. 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 name 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, 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 strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder. A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump. If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning today at 540-483-5605. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.