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 aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Zelienople. 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within 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 hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Knoechel Heating Company today at 724-425-5852. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.