What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Westminster. We’re here to help you understand what an air handler is and if one would benefit 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 around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains 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 uphold correct comfort levels within 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 properly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a provide an extended lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call True Heating & Cooling today at 720-316-1898. We can help you determine if you’d be better helped by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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