What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Lincoln. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would benefit 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 assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is burning, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly maintained and working air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to discover more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call AW Heating & Air Conditioning today at 402-318-5351. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options.