What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in Tucker. 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air through 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 warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

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

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning today at 770-450-1539. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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