Costs Associated With Air Conditioner And Furnace Repair

Air conditioners have become part and parcel of modern life. Although most of us take them for granted, it is in compressible to think of living some moments in a hot room or a cold and frigid house. Thus it is always emphasized by contractors to have the HVAC maintained annually to keep it at the peak of its efficiency. In fact no-maintenance can make you manufacture-warranty void. But in spite of periodic tune-ups an air conditioner unit will require repairing. Repairs of air conditioners can range from fixing the evaporator, capacitor, or condenser or recharging the refrigerant. The bell curve depicting the range that is spent on repairing an air conditioner in the US is between $165 and $507. Majority of homeowners say that they spend about $326 in repairing A/Cs. Let’s take a look at some usual air conditioner problems and cost of repairing them-

• Diagnosing leaky refrigerant tube and repairing it : $225-$1600
• Charging the unit with refrigerant: $160-$400
• Changing the circuit board: $120-$600
• Replacing fuses, circuit breakers or relays: $15-$300
• Replacing a defective thermostat: $60-$250
• Buying a compressor hard start kit: $100-$250
• Replacing a capacitor or contactor: $90-$400
• Replacing the compressor: $1350-$1800; this of course depends on size and type
• Replacing the evaporator coil: $650-$1200
• Changing the fan motor of the condenser: $100-$300
• Changing the condensate pump : $90-$250

When you place a troubleshooting service call, you will have to pay between $75 and $180. The technician may resolve the problem from a remote location or visit your place to address it. This charge varies with your geographical location and the time of year in which the call occurs. The rates are cheaper in off moths when the HVAC business is in downswing. The repair rates shoot up in peak months when the servicing companies are neck-deep in repair calls. It is always better to have annual maintenance contract for your HVAC. It will not cost you more than $100. You’re A/c will function at the peak of its efficiency with lesser repair bills. Faults will be detected and resolved during tune ups. You will be entitled for emergency service, whereby the technicians will visit you soon after you placed a service call.

Cost of repairing furnaces

Just like air conditioner, furnaces also play an important role in home comfort. It is disgusting to wake up with heater that that is on the fritz, or worse, has completely died. On an average cost of repairing a furnace ranges between $135 and $422. There are various factors associated with furnace repair. If the furnace is under warranty, you have to pay the cost of a service visit and for labor. If the furnace is past warranty then you will need to pay for replacement parts. In this case, it will depend on what the problem is and type of parts that require to be changed. A cracked heat exchanger or a problem with the motor fan or wiring may cost more to fix due to the price of the replacement parts. Other factors that play a role in cost of furnace repair are the furnace's age, size and overall condition also factor into the repair cost. Therefore you should consider replacing your furnace if it is more than 10 years old. Again if your repair bill is more than $2,000, installing a new furnace is a wiser decision.





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