What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been informed about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to advance your home comfort in West Columbia. We’re here to help you learn 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. In essence, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold adequate comfort levels in your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier.

A well maintained and working air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. today at 803-265-4208. We can help you determine if you’d be better assisted by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. 

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