Helpful AC Repair Information
No matter how handy you think you are, air conditioning repair is not a DIY task. Our technicians are skilled at not only solving the problem, but also discovering the underlying cause to prevent future issues. Don’t risk causing bigger problems by digging around the internal mechanisms of your air conditioning unit.
The diagnostic process we use looks at the core systems of your air conditioning to examine each process independently to ensure it is working properly.
The most common solutions include:
Oftentimes, we find there is no power connected to the AC. This may be due to an electrical issue, tripped breaker, or overheating. All of these are simple fixes we can do in one day with minimal cost.
Fan Belt or Fan Motor Replacement:
One of the most common parts we repair is the fan belt. When you’re hearing something inside your unit, it is often the fan belt. It produces a squealing sound that is pretty easy to recognize. If you call as soon as you hear an odd noise, it is much easier to replace, before it breaks completely.
Leaking fluid is the most common cause of a hissing sound coming from the unit. Leaking fluid is not only bad for the machine, but bad for the environment as well. Our technicians can quickly replace the tubing and recharge the system to have you up and running in no time.
Flushing the System:
If you have a clogged condensate drain, our technicians will flush the system completely and apply a solution to prevent future clogs. Many of these clogs are seasonal and caused by algae, dirt, nests, or other debris that clogs the drain over time.
Average Repair Costs for Your Home Air Conditioning Unit
Most homeowners are wary about calling for air conditioning repair, because they assume it’s expensive and don’t know what to expect. The truth is, seeking quotes and service from an air conditioning professional is about helping you become informed and feel comfortable.
Air conditioning repair costs can vary widely, from a $20 drain tube replacement to a $2000 condenser coil. Some fixes are minor and are fixed in just a few minutes and cost less than takeout. Others may require financing options and replacement parts, but avoiding them doesn’t make them cheaper. Here’s a breakdown of average costs:
- Replace condensate drain pump – $240 to $450
- Replace drain pans – $250 to $575
- Flush drain line – $75 to $250
- Recharge refrigerant – $250 to $750
- Repair refrigerant leak – $200 to $1,500
- Replace compressor – $1,900
- Repair outdoor fan motor – $200 to $650
- Replace breakers, relays, or fuses – $75 to $290
- Replace condenser coil – $1,900 to $2,900
When you call for cooling repair help, ask about the cost for the service call and diagnostics. Most contractors charge $50 to $100, and that may increase on nights or weekends. Sometimes, this fee can be applied to the cost of the repair, but it’s best to understand the fees upfront before you schedule an appointment.