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 idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Derby. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name 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 contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning today at 203-772-8319. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and reveal to you our many options.