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 familiar with 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 learn what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor 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 flow cooled or warmed air through 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 maintain proper 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 properly maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a create an extended 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 efficient air handler and show you our many options.