What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Delray Beach. We’re here to help you understand 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. Essentially, 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain correct comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a create an extended natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Kilbourne Heating & AC today at 561-287-7071. We can help you establish if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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