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 familiar with the concept of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Pocatello. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps sustain proper comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could possibly benefit you and your home comfort, call Vogts Heating & Air today at 208-621-0129. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more proficient air handler and reveal to you our many options. 

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