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What Does The Air Handler Do For My HVAC System?

87508556Evaporator coils, outlet coils and inner coils… there are just so many inner components that go in to helping your system work properly. From heat pumps to refrigerant, terminology of your HVAC’s parts and pieces can seem as vast as the sea. In fact, sometimes air and heating speak can feel like an entirely different language. An Air Handler is no different but you might be surprised to learn how simple the explanation behind its namesake really is.

What is an Air Handler Anyway?

In its most simplistic definition, an Air Handler does just what it might sound like it does. Its main job is to “handle the air” as a working part of your HVAC System. This inner component is just one of the pieces inside your split system unit. If you could look inside an Air Handler, you would see a blower, evaporator coil and a few other components vital to your HVAC’s operation. What is going on inside is a very important piece of the puzzle that makes your HVAC System run seamlessly and keeps you cool or warm through every changing season. These inner workings remove heat from the air and then send it on its way to different ducts which will come out of your ventilation system.

While learning all the many terms and jobs for the working parts of your HVAC System may seem like a chore, knowing what each piece does and what it is called can help you to better address problems when they arise. It can even help you to troubleshoot problems and speak with your technician about the issues. If you are too busy to keep up with all the intricate components in your HVAC’s operation, turn to the professionals who can help you understand the inner workings in a simple, straightforward way. From heat pumps to air handlers and everything in between, we can help you understand the ins and outs of your HVAC and come to understand how simple it really is. Follow us for more articles on how to keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently.