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 aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Grand Prairie. We’re here to help you understand 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly 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 learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Bon Air Service Company today at 972-332-1028. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.