Air conditioning repair costs can be trivial or hefty depending on the issue at hand, the parts that need replacement, and the difficulty of the job. A small matter may be fixed almost instantly for less than a hundred dollars. Others take a little bit more effort and require several hundreds for a proper resolution. Here are just some of the common concerns and their corresponding price range:
Fuses, Circuit Breakers or Relays
After a storm surge or similar incidents, some household appliances may exhibit problems when you try to turn them on. This may be due to broken fuses or circuit breakers. Fortunately, these parts are widely available and often quite cheap to acquire. Most repair shops charge less than $300 to fix this issue. In most cases, it is a simple matter of taking out the old and putting in the new so the system can be up and running in no time.
The thermostat is essential in the regular of room temperature to the desired level. If this part is faulty, then the area will feel too hot or too cold for comfort. A new thermostat can cost anywhere from $80 to $270 in most shops. It’s a small price to pay for a perfectly working air conditioning system. Don’t delay the repairs. Once you sense that the unit is not be producing the cooling effect like it should, call for professional help.
Hard Start Kits
Air conditioners work the hardest at startup when the compressor is initialized. There is a momentary surge that gets the motor running and afterwards a lower, more steady current enables it to go on. Compressors can break down over time. They won’t immediately fail but people will notice that it is getting harder for them to start up. They could stutter for a while before they get a rhythm going. Instead of replacing the motor right away, some owners opt to have a hard start kit installed to help things along. This is a much cheaper option with kits costing only $250 to $500 compared to compressors which may set one back $1,300 to $1,800.