What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Laguna Hills. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid 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 assists your split system or heat pump push cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. 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 calmer.

A correctly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a deliver a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the ways they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call White Mechanical, Inc. today at 949-284-6382. We can help you decide if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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