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 enhance your home comfort in Beaverton. 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. today at 503-374-1934. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.