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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Bartlesville. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the internal 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 push cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver an extended 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 Farris Heating & Air today at 918-534-8194. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.