When something goes wrong with your air conditioner, your first question is probably: how much is it going to cost to fix this? The answer to that question varies, of course, depending on what exactly is wrong with your air conditioner. In some situations, you may not have to pay anything at all, while in others, you may need to skip the repair and just replace the entire unit.
Our HVAC professionals at Ambient Edge can tell within minutes what is wrong with your air conditioning unit and what we’ll need to do to fix it. And you are under no obligation to hire us to do the job. However, if you do decide to hire us for the job, your service call is free – you’ll only need to pay for the repair. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to get started.
Average Cost for a Service Call
Prices for air conditioning repairs and any associated labor tend to change over time. This is because what once used to take only a few minutes to fix may now take longer due to the improved technology involved in the manufacturing of air conditioners. The more bells and whistles a machine has, the more that can go wrong with it.
On average, though, you can expect to pay between $50 and $100 for the service call, and around $300 if you need parts and labor. Though, of course, depending on the part and the amount of labor required, this number can widely fluctuate. For instance, it takes a lot longer, and a lot more effort, to repair a leaky air duct than it does to replace a worn-out air filter. The cost of the part you need to replace is also a deciding factor in the total cost of the repair.
Common Air Conditioning Repairs
When it comes to repairing air conditioners, we tend to see some problems more often. Dirty air filters, leaky air ducts, an air conditioner that won’t blow cool air (or any air at all) – we’ve got it covered. Of course, just because it is common doesn’t mean it isn’t expensive to fix.
For instance, in the event of a refrigerant leak, which can cause the air conditioner to refuse to turn on or blow cool air, a repair can be more labor-intensive. This is because a refrigerant leak is almost always the symptom of a larger problem. Not only does a technician have to find the leak, but s/he also has to find and repair the source of the leak, plus add more refrigerant to the system.
However, at Ambient Edge we do our best to get in and get out so you don’t have to worry about wasting your entire day – or budget – on an air conditioning repair bill.
Average Price Range of Common Repairs
On average, here are some of the prices you can expect for these common types of repairs:
- Replacement of the thermostat: between $60 and $470
- Replacement of the condensing unit fan motor: between $100 and $700
- Charge for refrigerant: between $160 and $750
- Refrigerant leak diagnosis/repair: between $225 and $1,600
- Replacement of the evaporator coil: between $650 and $1,200
- Replacement of the compressor: between $1,350 and $2,300
As you can see, in some cases, it’s cheaper to simply replace the unit, rather than attempting to repair it. This is especially true if your unit is between 10 and 15 years old, which is the average lifespan of an air conditioner.
Paying for an HVAC Repair
If your air conditioner needs a sudden repair, you may not be prepared to budget for an expensive repair on such short notice. Don’t panic, though, because we here at Ambient Edge will discuss your options insofar as helping make your repair costs more affordable.
We understand that not everyone is prepared to deal with a sudden air conditioning emergency, and we want to help. Not only does fixing your air conditioner sooner rather than later improve its chances of enjoying a longer life, but it also works to preserve your comfort level and, in some cases, perhaps even your safety.
If Your Air Conditioner is Giving You Problems, Call Ambient Edge Today!
Whether your AC is blowing warm air, a weak stream of air, or no air at all, Ambient Edge has the experience necessary to handle your repair.
As mentioned earlier, your service call is free if you hire us for the repair. Plus, we offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all parts and labor. So, if you’re not happy for any reason with our service, or if a part fails shortly after we install it, let us know, and we’ll do what we can to make it right.
Call Ambient Edge today at (888) 240-8283 or fill in your information on the contact form on our website. We respect your time and so we schedule our service calls around our customers’ schedules. We also give you a 1-hour window in which to expect us and do our best to stick to that time. Give us a call, and get back to enjoying a cooled-off home today!