What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do? 06/09/2017fMaybe 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 enhance your home comfort in Scottsboro. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit 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 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, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer. A correctly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump. If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. today at 256-574-1300. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.