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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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    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.

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