What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

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 improve your home comfort in Lodi. 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 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 helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is burning, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

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

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning today at 209-257-3156. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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