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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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      Update to my original review - these guys are the best; I worked with Matt, Chris and Nate on a variety of issues from sewer line, to HVAC all around... the holidays when timing can be tough. They did it all very quickly with a ton of knowledge and were very kind. Their service convinced me to become a paying member for the yearly inspections/service and peace of mind. Highly recommend.read more
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      David L.
      19:05 28 Dec 22
      These guys were great. Our tech, Nathan Rob, went above and beyond to give us a fair & competitive estimate, delivered timely and impeccable service... and checked in after repairs were done, to make sure everything was running good. We had a major sewer line replacement and had to deal with several different contractors. I wish I had know the possibilities of the extent of damage up front because I would have used MasterTech to complete the entire repair, instead of the multiple contractors that I used. The first contractors I used didn't have enough experience to complete the job from beginning to end and MasterTech did. Next time, they will be the first people I call.read more
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      Gwin C.
      14:19 26 Oct 22
      I highly recommend MasterTech based on my recent experience. I had an issue with my water heater, which is always stressful for a new homeowner.... Matt, the technician, arrived on time, was very friendly and knowledgeable, and presented me with options and information before beginning repairs. He quickly identified the issue and resolved it in about 30 minutes in the most professional manner. Can’t recommend MasterTech highly enough! Very pleased to have found this company to add to my contact sheet of high-quality local repair/service professionals!read more
      Keith H.
      Keith H.
      17:31 05 Oct 22
      I purchased a home about six weeks ago I needed someone to come in and replace the hot water valve in my laundry room. Gary the technician Was... incredibly friendly, and knowledgeable and efficient. He could not have been nicer and put me at ease immediately. I was able to ask any questions and he was created clarifying the information that I needed. I cannot recommend this company enough!read more
      Joy P.
      Joy P.
      14:52 04 Oct 22
      Repaired leaking water supply line outside of the house. Tech came out same day and they were able to dig up & replace entire supply line 3 days... later. Just wish it could have been quicker, but it was not a critical leak & had to schedule the backhoe and utility locationsread more
      James E.
      James E.
      18:48 25 Aug 22
      Gary was PHENOMENAL! He was professional, kind and answered all my questions with knowledge and care. He was FAST and did a great job. I called... other places that were closer to me that never responded. I called MasterTech in Columbia and they were quick, the price was spot on AND they answered the phone! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!David W.read more
      David W.
      David W.
      17:53 23 Aug 22
      Excellent communication, service, and timeliness. Was able to get to me the day after I called. Was in constant communication with me (I live out of... town). Much better customer service than the other local plumber in the area.read more
      Matt B.
      Matt B.
      17:41 23 Aug 22
      Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Nate was my technician. Very knowledgeable and checked everything to make sure there was no leak.... Really great service from everyone from start to finish. Reasonable rates for work.read more
      Cynthia R.
      Cynthia R.
      23:01 05 Aug 22
      We got a bid to replace an outdoor spigot and fix a leaky tub faucet. The technician who came out was super nice and helpful. He answered all our... questions. The quote he gave us was $600 which we thought was way too high, so did not end up using them. I would’ve loved to use the repair service if it was more affordable,read more
      Katie M.
      Katie M.
      14:12 25 Jul 22
      The flush mechanisms of two of my toilets needed to be repaired/replaced. We were able to replace one of the flushes, but we weren't able to repair... the second one. Max, the Mastertech plumber checked both flushing mechanisms, certified that the first one that we installed was working correctly, and made some recommendations for the second one. This morning, Max replaced the parts on the second one and confirmed that both toilets are functioning as they should. I was extremely pleased with the service, speed, and expertise with which Max completed the repairs. I highly recommend MasterTech Plumbing and will certainly use them again for any of my plumbing needs!read more
      Shrikesh S.
      Shrikesh S.
      14:24 15 Jul 22
      The flush mechanisms of two of my toilets needed to be repaired/replaced. We were able to replace one of the flushes, but we weren't able to repair... the second one. The Mastertech plumber checked both flushing mechanisms, certified that the first one that we installed was working correctly, and made some recommendations for the second one. This morning, the plumber replaced the parts on the second one and confirmed that both toilets are functioning as they should. I was extremely pleased with the service and the speed at which the repairs were completed. I highly recommend MasterTech Plumbing!read more
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      Shrikesh S.
      16:49 14 Jul 22
      The tech arrived on time and was very polite and respectful of my home. He found the problem quickly and did a great job of explaining to me exactly... what was going on. He also inspected and took care of some things with my heating system while he was here. The process was smooth and easy and professional.read more
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