AC repair cost and what you should pay
Repairing an HVAC system can no doubt be costly. The price for a repair can vary greatly. More importantly, some brands are more expensive to repair than others. There are various reasons that your unit could need fixing. Some of those reasons are more expensive than others. This article will answer the question: What should it cost? Fast Affordable Air hopes it helps you get a better idea of what is a fair and reasonable price for HVAC repairs.
Age of the existing equipment
The age of the unit is important, as some units are so old you cannot get the parts for them. Now this normally does not include the most common parts like blower motor, fan motor, capacitors, contactors. But control boards or mother boards can be hard to replace on an older unit.
Condition of existing equipment
There are some units that are just in such bad condition overall that it just does not make sense to continue to repair them. We have seen units that have been repaired, and patched to a point that the unit just needs to be replaced due to leaks, electrical wires that have been degraded and compressors that have been milked along.
There have been instances that the prior repairs could have been done wrong. While they did work at the time of the repair, they could have damaged other parts that now will need to be replaced. While sometimes you could just not afford to have the unit fixed correctly, it can cause a much more expensive repair down the road.
Uncommon repair and Availability of the parts
When a part breaks that normally doesn’t, then not only is it harder to find but they don’t make a lot of them. This makes them much more expensive. Condenser coils are at the top of the list in expensive/unusual repair.
If a part is not readily available in Las Vegas, this means it has to be found and shipped in. Depending on the company that has it, part cost may be only one of your concerns. How much will they charge for shipping and handling? Not to mention, how quickly will you get the part?
Some units, depending on the manufacturer, will be more expensive to repair as they have to have certain parts that only the manufacturer makes. This can be very costly. For example, we found an AC unit that needed a new blower motor and this motor had to come from the manufacturer. The cost of that motor for us was over $1000.00. That does not include taxes or cost of labor to install. That was how much it was going to cost for us to get the motor needed. It doesn’t happen often but keep in mind this can be a very costly repair if the parts cannot be aftermarket parts.
For the purposes of this discussion we will consider HVAC contractor price that service the Summerlin and Northwest Las Vegas Henderson, and North Las Vegas area. All prices here in include the labor and materials together as one fee.
Condenser Coil Clean
Evaporative coil cleaning
Note: Companies that offer a more competitive price are typically willing to quote over the phone.
We recommend regular AC tune-ups and annual service to avoid expensive, surprise repairs.
TNA Heating and Cooling offer a comprehensive service contracts agreement that will help you reduce the cost of repairs to your AC. Service contracts save homeowners as much as 30% on repairs and give you a front of the line pass to expedite your emergency service. In addition to the above you get an added 2 years warranty on all repairs made to your system and 2 free tune ups each year.