What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

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 be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Alice. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the interior 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 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, together with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Rescue Heating & Air today at 361-265-4371. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and present you our many options. 

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