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 familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Kearney. We’re here to help you learn 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 label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push 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 burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning today at 308-624-3485. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options.