Air Handler Repair & Maintenance in Columbia, MO

Is your air conditioner or heat pump failing to work efficiently? There may be a problem with the air handler. Call (573) 777-3660 for air handler repair in Columbia, MO.

Your AC or heat pump system is composed of two separate units: the air handler and the condenser. The air handler is the unit housed inside your home, while the condenser is placed outdoors.

Problems with your indoor air handling unit can affect the rest of your air conditioning system and result in cooling inefficiencies. Call your HVAC experts at MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling for troubleshooting and repairs. We provide air handler repair and maintenance services in Columbia, MO and the surrounding Mid-Missouri area.

What’s in the Air Handler?

Inside the air handler you’ll find three main components:

Blower – The blower is responsible for directing warm air to the evaporator coil and ensures the efficient flow of cool air.

Evaporator Coil – The evaporator coil is where warm air enters and cools before leaving through the supply vents.

Air filter – The evaporator coil is where warm air enters and cools before leaving through the supply vents.

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Common Causes of Air Handler Problems

Damaged blower – The blower can quickly wear out if dust and debris have built up inside.

Frozen evaporator coil – This is often caused by blocked air filters. A frozen evaporator coil will result in lack of cooling or inefficient airflow.

Fan belts that have come loose – Do you hear strange noises coming from the air handler? The fan belt might be loose or broken. To prevent further issues with the rest of your cooling system, contact our experts to have the fan belt replaced as soon as possible.

Clogged air filter – Perhaps one of the most common problems affecting AC and heat pump units, regularly clogged filters will restrict airflow and bring about early system failure.

Refrigerant leak – A significant leak can be dangerous to your health. Contact us for immediate repair.

Reach out today to schedule professional air handler repair in the Columbia, MO area.

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Work With Columbia’s Top
Plumbers and HVAC Experts

Whether you need your air conditioner repaired, a new furnance installed, or your drains cleaned, MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is happy to help.

Get in Touch With Us

Can You Just Replace the Air Handler?

Wondering if you can simply replace a problematic air handler without changing the outdoor unit as well? While this seems like a more cost-effective solution compared to a full AC or heat pump replacement, it can actually lead to more problems.

Per industry regulations, your AC’s indoor and outdoor units must both complement each other in terms of efficiency and their internal components. This requires matching coils, SEER ratings, and refrigerant.

By choosing to only install a new air handler, the new unit’s standards are likely not compatible with your older outdoor condenser unit. The result? An inefficient cooling system that will constantly need repair and fail earlier than expected.

Replacing both your indoor air handler and your outdoor condenser at the same time is a much better long-term solution, ensuring optimal system performance and efficiency. If you require a new heat pump or air conditioner, our experts at MasterTech will make sure your new system is safely installed.

Customer Reviews

Devon and Andrew came out and gave me a quote on installing a water softener system. They were very professional and informative on what the cost and... process would look like. Would recommend them to anyone!read more
Megan Miller
Megan Miller
13:23 04 Sep 20
We gave MasterTech a call on a drain line issue. The technician (Tyson) came out promptly and was very professional. He diagnosed the problem quickly... and MasterTech was on the job.A company and crew that provides this high a level of customer service is a rarity today. We will definitely use them again (if ever needed) and would certainly recommend.read more
Chuck Kubba
Chuck Kubba
20:28 28 Aug 20
Mastertech is awesome! I needed my water heater and bathtub faucet looked at. Devin and Nate were so great. They answered all my dumb questions... without making me feel stupid and gave me so many options to solving my plumbing issues. I will be using Mastertech to install a new water heater soon! Thanks Devin and Nate!read more
Kelsey Mescher
Kelsey Mescher
16:18 18 Aug 20
Devon and Nate were extremely professional helping me deal with a leaking water heater. They explained my options and helped me come up with a plan... to address the issues. Will definitely be calling MasterTech for future plumbing and HVAC needs.read more
Charles Mullen
Charles Mullen
19:11 17 Aug 20
Excellent service—squeezed me in a day early—friendly, mask wearing, felt safe and secure!
A Sergel
A Sergel
21:33 11 Aug 20
We found a leak underneath our kitchen sink and was not able to turn the water off. A MasterTech technician was there within an hour. He was... courteous and professional and gave us a couple of repair options. Everything he needed, he had with him and the new valves were installed quickly and he was gone. Great repair experience!read more
Lorry Myers
Lorry Myers
21:01 27 Jul 20
Technician was timely, professional and courteous. He made sure I understood what was going on. And how best to move forward
Zane Whorton
Zane Whorton
19:15 16 Jul 20
Tyson was incredibly kind and helpful. He came out on a Sunday to help with a stubborn shower cartridge. I would recommend him to anyone needing... plumbing help!read more
Courtney Jorgenson
Courtney Jorgenson
16:21 14 Jul 20
Very prompt, efficient, polite, and professional. Knowledgeable of needs and recommendations fit my circumstances. Thanks!
Nathan Mozingo
Nathan Mozingo
18:02 13 Jul 20
Master Tech replaced my ac/heating unit a couple of years ago and we have been very pleased with the follow-up checkup services we receive. Always... very professional!read more
Joanne Nelson
Joanne Nelson
19:57 10 Jul 20
Tyson was very helpful and gave us advice for the future on how to save a little money with a project. We were very happy with him and his advice.
Wesley Dahms
Wesley Dahms
19:17 10 Jul 20
Josh Burleson installed our Home Depot purchased water softener. He was on time for the appointment, very professional and addressed all our... questions. He was very neat in his work and cleanup. We would highly recommend calling MasterTech and Josh for all your needs.read more
Bette Everman
Bette Everman
22:48 29 Jun 20
Professional, personable and informative! I am on their yearly Check-Up plan for heating and cooling. Great price for a GREAT service.
Dorsey Ragland
Dorsey Ragland
17:55 29 Jun 20
Devon W. was a pleasure to work with. Efficient, clean, knowledgeable. Happy to have me sit with him while he worked so I could ask random plumbing... questions that have always intrigued me. Highly recommend this business and Devin!read more
Pete Goodman
Pete Goodman
19:17 18 Jun 20
Chad arrived promptly when I was notified he was in route to my house. He was very friendly and professional and keeping social distancing practices.... He was able to give options to get the result I needed. The cost was lower than what I had in mind and was completed in about an hour.I felt bad for him because it was hot and humid today (about 90) and the issue was outside of the house in direct sun...I set up a patio umbrella to cast some shade on him while he worked.Thanks again Chad! I will be calling MasterTech Plumbing for any other plumbing issues that arise!read more
Alen Petty
Alen Petty
18:22 03 Jun 20
Isaac and Alex removed a dead snake from my AC unit. They were professional and kind with a great sense of humor given the situation. They checked... everything out to ensure it ran correctly and gave me an upfront price. I was quite satisfied.read more
Katie Ensign
Katie Ensign
17:54 01 Jun 20
Josh was so awsome! I had a "simple" leak in my faucet. He got the parts from his truck and fixed it like new, which is saying a lot as this faucet... is over 10 years old. Very knowledgeable and friendly!read more
Betsy Kuhn
Betsy Kuhn
22:24 28 May 20
We had a great experience with Mastertech Plumbing from the time we made the phone call to request service. Our plumber Tyson was friendly,... knowledgeable & professional. I would highly recommend this company & him for any plumbing needs.read more
Jamie Hogan
Jamie Hogan
17:40 22 May 20
I had a clogged drain that needed professional assistance. MasterTech was able to get Devin out to my house to fix our issue in record time. Devin... was great and very professional and made sure the issue was fixed, the work area was clean and that I was satisfied with his work before he left. I highly recommend MasterTech.read more
Jeffery James
Jeffery James
17:01 08 May 20
When I called, the phone was answered by a pleasant service representative that remembered me and was understanding to my immediate need. MasterTech... Plumbing tech Chad was very professional and friendly. He kept me informed of all what was wrong and didn’t try to up sell anything. I really appreciate Chad’s skillful knowledge. The quality of his work is exceptional. I know I can rely on Chad and MasterTech Plumbing.read more
Angela Hernandez
Angela Hernandez
02:12 08 Apr 20
The service we received today was awesome! Punctual, efficient, and up front and honest about prices and what products that we needed. Excellent work.
Cole Stoecklein
Cole Stoecklein
14:52 18 Mar 20
Josh is great! He is the one who usually comes to our house. He installed an overhead tank toilet, which is a tricky and time-consuming job. He... overcame many obstacles and stuck with it until the job was completed and done right. Price was also good. MasterTech has always taken care of all our needs in a prompt and professional manner. Emergency service has always been rapid too.read more
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
17:24 11 Mar 20
Chris was great. Dispatch was great. We were scheduled quickly. Prices were very competitive. Edit: We had great success having our pipes fixed. Due... to Missouri weather things were touch and go but Master Tech sure delivered! We are so please with the fix, financing and friendliness Master tech and our technician Chris Gilpin provided us. Will forever and always us Master tech. Certainly mighty nice peopleread more
Kimberly Threatt
Kimberly Threatt
01:30 29 Feb 20
We had to have emergency service today, Saturday. A serviceman was here in less than an hour. The repairs were made quickly, the charge was not ... over the top, even though it was not a work day, and the individual was friendly and courteous. We have learned to expect this kind of service from Master Tech. Thank you.read more
Barbara Timbrook
Barbara Timbrook
03:48 26 Jan 20
I recommend MasterTech. They show up when they tell you they will show up. They provide a comprehensive estimate and also a good explanation of the... work that need to be done. Their work is good quality. They usually have the needed parts on their truck so they can do the task in a timely manner. They clean up the work area after the job is finished,read more
Dennis Catlett
Dennis Catlett
22:15 23 Jan 20
A great experience. First, on time, service tech was sent out when promised. Second, quick assessment of the problem (faulty sump pump). The tech... not only quickly replaced the pump, but he made an alteration that will make it easier whenever a replacement has to be made. Bottom line, a most professional service. Certainly would recommend Master Tech to folks needing their service.read more
W B Tichenor
W B Tichenor
16:08 31 Dec 19
MasterTech is so great to work with. They're quick, clean, do great work, and have fair pricing. But the best thing about MasterTech is their people.... Whoever is responsible for their human resources does a terrific job of selecting and/or training them. They're so friendly and provide excellent information and customer service. I highly recommend MasterTech!read more
Jason Black
Jason Black
20:37 26 Dec 19
Previously I had not been impressed with master tech. However, their technician Dillon not only fixed my emergency pipe break at 1am on a holiday but... also saved me as a customer. This was the best service I have ever had at my home. He arrived promptly at 1am. Provided a couple of options on how to fix my problem both in the short and long term and quickly made repairs. He also has provided advice on how to address issues related to the water damage caused by the busted pipe. This was one of the most positive bad situation we have had as homeowners. Thank you Dillon and mastertech.read more
Michael Grote
Michael Grote
20:35 26 Dec 19
I had to change my appointment at the last minute and they were able to accommodate my new availability without any hesitation. My tech was really... professional (Dillion). I got a call and a text to let me know he was on the way. He fixed my problem quickly and was so friendly. This is the second time that I have had to use a plumber and I will use Master Tech again since I have an old house with old plumbing.read more
Leigh Burton
Leigh Burton
14:01 22 Nov 19
HVAC and plumbing under one roof, what else do you need?! Great team!
CJ Roe
CJ Roe
02:01 14 Dec 18
HVAC and plumbing under one roof, what else do you need?! Great team!
CJ Roe
CJ Roe
01:06 30 May 18

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Josh B.

Josh B.

Installed new shutoff valve under the kitchen sink. Columbia

Near E Craig St, Columbia, MO 65202
Josh B.

Josh B.

Diagnosed water heater issue. Columbia

Near N William St, Columbia, MO 65201
Josh B.

Josh B.

Replaced pressure reducing valve. Holts summit

Near Hunter Ln, Holts Summit, MO 65043
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Nathan H.

Toilet pull & reset, Columbia Mo

Near W Worley St, Columbia, MO 65203
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Josh B.

Installed customer supplied pressure reducing valve. Columbia

Near Lillian Dr, Columbia, MO 65202
Contact us at (573) 777-3660 to schedule air handler repair or AC replacement services in Columbia, MO.
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