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How Much Does It Cost to Repair HVAC

September 30, 2019

The spring and the summer are seasons when the HVAC system is used especially intensively. Therefore it often happens that being intensively utilized the HVAC system may have little and more significant breakdowns. Although we sincerely wish you do not face such an unpleasant event during the hot summer, we would like to give you a piece of advice on what steps should be performed and how much does it cost to repair the HVAC system.

In case HVAC system malfunctions happen suddenly in the summer peak it may seriously put the homeowner in a panic. So not only the heat becomes a reason for sweating, but the expected costs for repairs too. To make you free from panic Emergency Plumbing developed a couple of tips with approximate estimated costs of each stage of HVAC system repairs.

Step 1. Service Call

The first cost that appears in case your HVAC system failure is the cost of a service call. This is a common fee that is charged by a majority of HVAC systems providers to cover their expenses on diagnostics and consultancy. The cost may vary from $50 to $100, although in case you request for help on a weekend, off work hours or some holiday be ready to double the price by “an emergency fee”.

Sometimes providers may offer some coupons or other special offers regarding the service maintenance. What is need is to check this information either at the official site or in your direct contract with the supplier.

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Step 2. Labor Cost and Spare Parts

When the expert came to you and have the conclusion on the reason of malfunction, it is possible to have a create a budget for spare parts and the cost of labor required for fixing. Of course, the main factor which influences the price is the certain type of problem and the model and brand of your equipment. However, the statistics show that the average cost of fixing the HVAC system in the USA is not less than $300. Below we prepared the information regarding the approximate price of the most common malfunctions:

  • Refill refrigerant – not less than $250 and up to $750;
  • Condensate drain line replacement – approximately $20;
  • Drip pan replacement – not less than $250 and up to $575;
  • Condensate drain pipe replacement – not less than $240 and up to $450;
  • Flush condensate drain line – not less than $75 and up to $250;
  • Condenser coil replacement – not less than $1900 and up to $2900; 
  • Compressor replacement – approximately $1900;
  • Fixing refrigerant leakage – not less than $200 and up to $1500;
  • Fan motor repairs – not less than $200 and up to $650;
  • Small replacements – up to $290.

Step 3. Prevention and First Aid

Although the repairs should be done by licensed experts there are some simple steps that may eliminate issues, so no significant repairs will be required. They are also divided by types, depending on the source of the issue.

Issues With the Power Source

Start the inspection from the thermostat, make a double check of its settings and ensure they were made appropriately. Ensure the vacation or hold mode wasn’t activated and the temperature set is lower than the current temperature inside the house.

Check that the battery of the thermostat is ok and turner on, ensure the breaker wasn’t tripped.

Check the switches situated outside and ensure they all are turned on and wasn’t turned off by the breaker as well.

Issues With Filters

It may happen that the filter was inserted in the wrong way with the direction dismissed, which affected the efficiency of the unit. Check the size fits well and the filter is set snugly.

Check your filter still can be used, otherwise clean it or replace depending on its type. In case you have a replaceable filter, ensure it was appropriately dried before installation.

Our Emergency Plumbing team hopes you will not have any problems described above, although in case of any issues we also hope that this article will be helpful for you!

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