Cost Of Ac Repairs

An AC unit in spite of its tremendous utility value is subject to developing snags with age. With gradual wear and tear it will show many defects and therefore the parts will require repair and replacement. It is always wise to have a maintenance service for your AC. These cost 50% cheaper than reactive repairs. Your machine will be tuned-up twice a year as a result small faults get detected and are resolved before they grow big and generate huge repair cost.

How to know that you AC needs a repair?

Various symptoms could be detected in an AC that will soon undergo a breakdown. There are self-diagnostic machines that can analyses and detect the snag and therefore warn you before time. Besides this, you can watch out for various symptoms like lesser cooling, strange and bizarre noises and smell from the unit, a short-cycling unit, water leakage from the unit, frequent ice build-up in the unit, so on and so forth. If you see these symptoms, call a HVAC technician immediately.

How to hire a HVAC technician?

The technician you hire should have proper license as well insurance. Know, as much as possible about the company online. See if they have any grave customer grievance registered against them. Ask for the contacts of their past clients to know the level of service they offer. Always hire a company that specializes in AC service. Do not hire umbrella organizations that provide an array of services including AC repair. The best way to size up an AC technician is to ask him questions. Ask him about warranties to the repair. He should give you a comprehensive cost breaks and total amount required for repairing the AC.Also ask him about the time he will need to make the repair.

Here are a list of various faults that crop upin the AC device and the cost for repairing them:

• Air conditioner with leaking refrigerant: $225-$1600
• Recharging refrigerant: $160-$400 (Also varies with type and amount)
• Replacing the circuit board: $120-$600
• Buying fuses, circuit breakers or relays: $15-$300
• Replacing thermostat: $60-$250
• Buying a compressor hard start kit: $100-$250
• Changing the capacitor or contractor: $90-$400
• Replacing compressor: $1350-$1800, depending on size and type
• Changing the evaporator coil replacement: $650-$1200
• Changing the condensing unit fan motor replacement: $100-$300
• Replacing the condensate pump: $90-$250

A troubleshooting call can you cost you between $75 and $180. It varies with your location and time of the year. If you give a call in the peak months of HVAC usage, the service charges shoot up high. This is the time when the HVAC technicians gets torrent of repair calls. If you go for a yearly maintenance contract then it will cost around $80-$100.

Disclaimer: Although the rates quoted in the page are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.

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