Air Handler (Electric Furnace)


An air handler is basically an electric furnace. They take the air around them, run it through their system, and produce cool or warm air. This is why they can sometimes be referred to as air moving units, or air mixing units. But we will stick to calling them air handling units.

The Basics of Air Handler Units

A residential air handler unit, or AHU, is made up of a blower, a coil, an expansion device, a heater rack and a filter. The heater piece is often sold as an accessory, but ins one models they come factory installed. The AHU can come as a horizontal unit, or a vertical unit.

Air handlers usually connect to a ductwork ventilation system that distributes the conditioned air through the building and returns it to the AHU. Sometimes AHUs discharge (or supply), and admit (or return), air directly to and from the space served without ductwork.  

Your Air Is Important

Whatever you plan to use an air handler for, and whatever size or shape you intend to buy, you want the best. We carry air handlers from major, well-known brands such as Trane, Carrier, Lennox, and Goodman, as well as most other brands.

Some of the models we sell from Lennox are the Merit Series, Elite Series, and Signature Series. To order an air handler or find out more information:

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