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 be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Columbia. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would help 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 name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through 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 burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster 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 longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Watts Electric & A/C Inc today at 601-736-7362. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.