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 model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Saint Petersburg. 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 indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc today at 727-369-6195. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.