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 aware of the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Hattiesburg. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses 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 proper comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning today at 601-292-9763. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.