What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Crestview. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push 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 mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Gordon Air Conditioning today at 850-250-0335. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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