What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do? 06/09/2017fMaybe you’ve been told about 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 advance your home comfort in Erie. We’re here to help you recognize 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. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler encompasses the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other workings. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even use heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets chillier. A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a longer natural life 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc today at 814-833-5558. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more effective air handler and show you our many options. To make things easy, you can also simply setup an appointment with us using our online scheduler.