What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept 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 recognize 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 title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within 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 maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and functioning air handler can help decrease 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 ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning today at 308-624-3485. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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