AC Maintenance & Repair

Air Handler Services in Olympia, Washington

Black Hills has been providing Western Washington home comfort solutions since 1993, and our expert HVAC technicians are here to keep your air handler functioning optimally year-round.

An air handler is the heart of your HVAC system. It circulates air through your house and brings in heated or cooled air through your duct system. When the air handler malfunctions, it impacts your entire home’s comfort and efficiency. 

Black Hills Comprehensive Air Handler Services

Our licensed HVAC technicians are ready and able to tackle any air handler problems. Our air handler services include:

  • Air Handler Installation: We can expertly install a new air handler to meet your needs and ensure optimal sizing and performance. We’ll ensure your new air handler meets the specifications required by your furnace and air conditioning units. 
  • Air Handler Repair: Our technicians can diagnose and repair a wide variety of air handler problems, from malfunctioning motor fans to duct repairs.
  • Air Handler Maintenance: Routine air handler tune-ups, cleanings, and filter changes are important for maintaining an efficient air handler. We’ll ensure evaporator coils are cleaned, moving parts are greased, electronics are secured and functioning, filters are changed, and air pathways are open. 

Common Air Handler Issues

Watch for these common signs of air handler problems and call us for repairs:

  • Reduced Airflow: This can be caused by clogged air filters, dirty evaporator coils, or a failing blower motor. 
  • Uneven Temperature: If some of the rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others, this may be a sign of an air handler issue. 
  • Strange Noises: Loud grinding, banging, or screeching noises can indicate failing components within the air handler. 
  • Moisture Leaks: Leaks around the air handler unit can indicate a clogged condensate drain line or a refrigerant leak.


When to Consider Air Handler Replacement

While repairs can extend the life of your air handler, there are times when replacement may be the best option. Here are some signs that it might be time for a new unit:

  • Age: Air handlers typically last ten to 15 years. If your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, replacing it can be more cost-effective than repeated repairs.
  • Frequent Breakdowns: If your air handler frequently breaks down, it might be more economical to replace it with a newer, more efficient model. 
  • Increased Energy Bills: An aging handler becomes less energy efficient. A new unit can significantly improve efficiency and lower your bills, especially if you are upgrading to the newer variable control blower fan motors with lifetime lubrication built in.
  • New Unit Compatibility: If you replace your furnace or air conditioner with a newer system, the new system may not work efficiently with your existing air handler. Upgrading your air handler to one more compatible with your new furnace or AC will ensure optimum performance. 


Contact Black Hills for air handler repair or replacement service in Olympia, Thurston County, or Western Washington. We provide upfront pricing so you know exactly what to expect. Our experienced technicians are committed to providing exceptional service and treating your home with respect. Call us today! 

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- Debbie F.

Diamond Harris was the HVAC Design who came to my house to give me an estimate for a tankless water heater. I was so very impressed. His customer service, extensive knowledge, and professionalism certainly earn the grade of an A+. A true reflection on black hills Inc.'s hiring practice of hiring and retaining only the best employees. My estimate included not only the tankless water heater but the full installation. Diamond Harris is an asset to your company. Black hills inc was referred to me by my parents who had 3 major projects completed by black hills Inc., and loved working with them. With employees like Diamond, I now see why. Such a positive experience. Thank you. Please give my sincere thank-you to Diamond

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- Lillian B.

We spoke to 3 different companies to get an estimate for a new system. Black Hills was the only company that did exactly what they said they would do from the start. I appreciate the text/photo letting me know who would be arriving and he came right on time. Travis was very polite and professional and answered all of our questions. The installation crew was also very quick and professional and cleaned up afterward. Follow-ups to make sure we were happy with service also appreciated. Awesome customer service

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- Jordon C.

Great service, No BS. Our AC was not keeping up, had a feeling it was because of a leaking coil on the inner unit. Was confirmed by Black Hills Inc. and was set-up with an appointment with a comfort specialist. After the survey with the specialist (Bento Yanez), we sat down and discussed options for replacement, turning out that full replacement with a heat pump/ac/new furnace would be the most efficient cost-effective option. Black Hills was able to access all the previous history on our unit since prior homeowners had used them, they could pull up everything that had previous work done. Looking forward to the replacement unit being installed in only 4 days, after the survey.



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