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 idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Hudsonville. 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 interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain correct comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver a lengthier 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services today at (616) 669-3961. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and present you our many options.