What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Greencastle. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Premier HVAC Services LLC today at 717-461-8113. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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