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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Paso Robles. 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 interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Paso Robles Heating and Air today at 805-203-8667. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.