What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in San Jose. We’re here to help you recognize 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 title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call American HVAC Inc today at 408-215-1018. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.