In South Florida, an air handler is most often used just for forced air distribution of central air conditioning. The common air handler is a cabinet with a blower and controls. However, electric heat strips, breakers, and heating controls can be added as an option to a standard air handler to provide heat in the winter. The addition of a heat strip turns your air handler into an electric heating system, with air conditioning capabilities, for year round comfort.
At Lindstrom Air Conditioning we offer Carrier air handlers, equipped with a variety of heat strips, and are available with single, multi or variable-speed motors. Variable-speed air handlers are known for soft starts, high humidity control features and selectable levels of airflow capacity.