How Much Should I Pay for AC Repair Costs?

AC repair costsIf your air conditioner’s down, in addition to wondering how long it will take to get cool comfort restored you’re probably thinking about the AC repair cost, too. We get it. Nobody wants to pay more than they ought to for any product or service. But how can you tell how much the bill’s going to be?  The fact is, air conditioner issues may result from a variety of causes, some minor, some not so. A reliable estimate—our estimates are always free—requires an evaluation by a certified professional technician to pinpoint the cause, then provide an accurate AC repair cost. We want you to be fully informed about what you’re paying for and why.

How Prices Are Determined

Certain fixed costs usually apply to HVAC repair. For example, there’s usually a standard service call fee for work performed during normal business hours. If you call for emergency service after-hours or on weekends or holidays, that cost is usually more. However, service agreements are available that typically offer a discount on standard repairs as well as priority service. Also, remember that the total price comprises two elements: labor costs + the cost of any necessary replacement parts.

Current Ballpark Figures

Our repair costs are based on a flat-rate system. Repair times for labor charges as well as costs of replacement parts are derived from national averages. In the U.S., the average cost for an air conditioner repair is approximately $300. While your cost may be more or less, these are some typical price ranges for a miscellany of air conditioner repairs based on a nationwide survey:

  • Unclog condensate drain line: $75 to $250
  • Install new drip pan: $250 to $575
  • Locate and repair refrigerant leak: $200 to $1500
  • Recharge refrigerant: $250 to $750
  • Outdoor condenser coil replacement: $1,900 to $2,900
  • New compressor: $1,900
  • Blower fan repair: $200 to $650
  • Replace electrical components like relays, fuse, breakers, etc: $75 to $290.

At Paitson Bros., you’ll always get a free, accurate AC repair cost estimate in advance. Since 1922, we’ve provided professional service at competitive prices to our customers in the Wabash Valley.

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