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 familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Rapid City. We’re here to help you learn 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels within your home. Some types of air handlers even contain heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver 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 Precision Mechanical today at 605-206-2564. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.