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 concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Marshalltown. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would benefit 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 label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call B & G HVAC today at 641-323-1210. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.