What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

fMaybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in West Palm Beach. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc today at 561-582-3390. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. For your convenience, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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