What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the concept of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to enhance your home comfort in St. Louis. 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow 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 workings. When the weather is burning, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even use 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 provide a longer 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating today at 314-262-4541. We can help you decide if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options.