What is the Difference Between an Air Handler and Furnace?

Air handlers and furnaces aren't often used in the same home in La Porte. If you rely on a furnace, you most likely won’t need to consider an air handler.

Air handlers are frequently paired with heat pumps and manage airflow throughout your home. Some models also provide secondary heating and cooling components to support the heat pump.

A furnace heats in a different way by blowing heated air into your vents, which circulate it across your house. Since furnaces have combustion chambers to create heated air, they don't need some of the pieces you'll spot in a normal air handler.