What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in McMurray. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps 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, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels inside 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 correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at 724-370-0141. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.