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

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!
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CJ Roe
01:06 30 May 18

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the two plumbers who worked on several problems at my house were both professional and personable.


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Josh is top-notch. Whenever we have a plumbing issue we speed-dial Master Tech and know we’ll get it taken care of.


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They guys did an excellent job with the new system installation and answering all questions that I had. They worked to make sure everything works great and also looks great as well.


Josh B.

Josh B.

Attempted to repair commercial faucet. Sending replacement bid for approval. Columbia

Near Conley Rd, Columbia, MO 65201
CJ R.

CJ R.

Furnace. Columbia.

Near Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201
Isaac K.

Isaac K.

Replace control board. Columbia Missouri.

Near Paris Ct, Columbia, MO 65201
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Josh B.

Gave estimate for toilet installations

Near Astoria Way, Columbia, MO 65203
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Josh B.

Fixed flue venting issue. Columbia

Near Yale, Columbia, MO 65203
Contact us at (573) 777-3660 to schedule air handler repair or AC replacement services in Columbia, MO.
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