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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.

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      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

      We had a technician come out to fix a major leak under our kitchen sink. He also removed the garbage disposal. Unfortunately there was a clog beneath... the work that he did so he didn’t notice it while he was at our house. We called later that day and they sent a technician 2 days later who was a “drain specialist.” He asked incredulously “he didn’t snake the drain?” This reinforced the idea that this all should have been done in one visit. Nearly $700 later we have a functional kitchen sink/faucet. It took about a week from the first call to get this all done. I wish it had been a bit more timely because we were without a kitchen sink the entire time, but I understand they are busy so it’s okay. My biggest complaint is the price. It took minimal supplies and maybe 1.5 hours between the two employees. Seems exorbitant.MasterTech responded to my review and concerns in a very thorough and professional manner, so I added a star to my review. I am not 100% satisfied so I can’t justify a 5 star review, but I would recommend them based on the service provided.read more
      Carie Lawson
      Carie Lawson
      18:38 07 May 21
      Sunday we had water leaking. I called them on Monday. MasterTech initially scheduled us on Wednesday. Later they called me and said they could send... a tech in 1 hour. It is a surprise, a good surprise. Chad came in time and got the job done in 1 hour. He also gave us some good advice to prevent pipe freezing. So far, the work is good ( it is Tuesday now). I am satisfied with the company and Chad.read more
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      Zhenyu Shen
      15:11 14 Apr 21
      Sunday we had water leaking. I called them on Monday. MasterTech initially scheduled us on Wednesday. Later they called me and said they could send... a tech in 1 hour. It is a surprise, a good surprise. Chad came in time and got the job done in 1 hour. He also gave us some good advice to prevent pipe freezing. So far, the work is good ( it is Tuesday now). I am satisfied with the company and Chad.read more
      Zhenyu Shen
      Zhenyu Shen
      02:07 07 Apr 21
      Had a great experience with MasterTech recently. The water heater in my house needed replacing. I bought the replacement myself, but wanted... professional installation. The technician assessed the job quickly and accurately and was right on time. When the time came to do the replacement, he was again right on time. When he left, we had functional hot water, a shiny new heater, and absolutely no mess to speak of. John was extremely professional and friendly, and was willing to answer any questions I had thoroughly and, I felt, honestly. The price seemed fair based on the work and the average cost in the area. Definitely recommend, but always suggest doing comprehensive research for any job you need done!read more
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      GABRIELLE MISTRETTA
      21:10 19 Mar 21
      The were on time, did an excellent job and were reasonably priced. What more can you ask for? I would definitely hire them again. I hired them again... since then (6-21-20) and they were great again. I won't hire anyone else.(6 months later) There was a problem with something they installed (not their fault). They came out immediately, fixed it and there was no charge. You can really depend on this company. I highly recommend them.read more
      Michael Richards
      Michael Richards
      17:18 24 Feb 21
      For a perfect 5 star I would expect above and beyond what I expected. And yes I know that isn't exactly a coherent thought. Our issue was fixed and... our tech was amazing and spot on, he did exactly what we asked of him, and then some! He helped us shim our toilet as well because it was rocking a little.Honestly because of that extra effort he put in I am going to change it to a 5 star. Awesome work Mastertech.read more
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      Joshua Lange
      06:01 17 Feb 21
      I cannot speak highly enough of Master Tech and their staff. It's currently -8 and I woke up to my home at 54 degrees. I left a voicemail for MT at... 7:30 and received a call at 8:08 AM and a technician was at my home at 9:40 AM. Snow was blocking my external exhaust on the home, so it couldn't create combustion to turn on the furnace. The fix was rather simple, but took time and thinking through the problem. Tyler was amazing. The service was 10/10 and he really took the time to explain to me what was happening. I have a monthly service plan with this company too - that I started in October - and it's been great. They are always on time, professional, reasonably priced and so good at their job. I cannot recommend them enough!!read more
      Emily Severeid-Geiss
      Emily Severeid-Geiss
      16:24 16 Feb 21
      Nate is amazing!!!We had a running toilet and a broken water shut off valve on a Sunday. He called and walked us through how to shut everything off... until he could get there. Once here, he took the time to show us how to do everything he was doing. It’s so nice learning from a pro! He had us up and running in no time. Highly recommend Nate!read more
      Jill Schmidlin
      Jill Schmidlin
      18:40 02 Feb 21
      Always great, friendly staff. I feel they do a thorough job every time they are here, and always keep me informed of what they are doing. We have a... plan with them so they check everything on a routine schedule so we can catch problems early. Highly recommend themread more
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      Rebecca Schiffbauer
      21:55 01 Feb 21

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      Tyler I.

      Tyler I.

      Air conditioner check in Columbia

      Near Pinewood Dr, Columbia, MO 65203
      Josh B.

      Josh B.

      Annual plumbing service agreement inspection. Installed customer supplied toilet, kitchen faucet and 8 shutoff valves. Columbia

      Near Smoky Mountain Ct, Columbia, MO 65203
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      Tyler I.

      Air conditioner fan won’t turn

      Near N Evert School Rd, Harrisburg, MO 65256
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      Jon H.

      Replaced frost free faucet and inside shutoff. Columbia

      Near W Worley St, Columbia, MO 65203
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      Jon H.

      Diagnosed and repaired bathtub leak in ceiling. Columbia

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