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 acquainted with the idea 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 aid you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning today at 540-369-3790. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.