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 familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Florissant. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name 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 utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call B & B Heating & Cooling today at 314-325-7552. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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