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 acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Monroe. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit 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 title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Lanz Furnace and Fireplace today at 608-291-3606. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.