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 know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Bossier City. 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 name 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 contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the advantages they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning today at 800-COOLING. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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