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 acquainted with the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Laguna Niguel. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps 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, together with other workings. When the weather is burning, 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 chillier.

A well maintained and working 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 learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating today at 949-525-9119. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options.