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 Houston. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the internal 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 helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a lengthier natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Marcos AC & Heating today at 713-469-3357. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.