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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Buellton. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides 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, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning today at 805-242-9638. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.