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 model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in McHenry. 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 aides your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use 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 deliver a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. today at 815-410-1128. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.