The More You Know: Common AC Repair Costs

The More You Know: Common AC Repair Costs

A/C repair costFew things are worse than having your AC break down in the middle of a hot, Georgia summer – though if there is something worse, it would have to be the bill for the repairs. It’s important to have an idea of how much you can expect to pay, so you can budget for it and avoid being caught off guard. Here’s a brief guide to AC repair cost factors.

Average Costs

In Peachtree City, you can expect repairs to cost anywhere from $300 to $700, on average. A minor fix generally won’t cost less than $250, and a major repair shouldn’t be more than $1,200. That includes parts and labor, as well as the cost of the service call itself. Many HVAC companies will offer a free diagnostic to ascertain the problem, but the actual service call to make the repairs will still cost you.

Specific Costs

Generalities aside, your AC repair cost depends on what’s wrong with the system. Some problems are more expensive than others. On the low end, you’ve got things like replacing the condensate drain tube, which in and of itself costs about $20. There’s also flushing the drain line and replacing breakers and fuses, which both can range between $75 and $300, depending on the extent of the problem.

In the mid-range is replacing the condensate drain pump, which can range up to $450, repairing the fan motor, which can get up to $650, and recharging your refrigerant, which can cost up to $750. However, if your refrigerant needs to be recharged, it’s likely there’s a leak that needs to be repaired. That’s one of the more expensive AC repairs you can expect, along with replacing the condenser coil. Both can cost over $1,000.

When it comes to your AC, preventative maintenance can save you a bundle. Schedule your annual tuneup to keep your system in good repair and catch these problems before they end up costing you an arm and a leg.

To learn more about AC repair cost issues, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We serve all of Peachtree City’s HVAC needs.

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