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 aware of the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Long 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 internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call YES R&M Inc. today at 562-286-6624. We can help you establish if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.