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 familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in the Rio Grande Valley. We’re here to help you understand 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. Essentially, an air handler does what its title 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 encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other workings. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels within your home. Some forms of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A properly 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 possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. today at 956-381-1162. We can help you establish if you’d be better served by a more efficient air handler and reveal to you our many options.