What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Odessa. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It aides 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, together with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and functioning 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 know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning today at 432-237-0168. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.