The last thing a homeowner wants to be faced with is an unexpected costly repair for their home. In summer, when the temperature is soaring, air conditioning is something most homeowners don’t want to do without; if the a/c unit fails, the cost to repair or replace it can be daunting.
A repair cost will depend on the particular problems with the system, the age of the equipment, and whether annual maintenance has been done on the unit. Annual maintenance may be necessary for the manufacturer’s warranty to be valid.
Golden Seal Service Experts offers pricing guides so that customers who have to replace their air conditioner know what to expect. For homeowners who can get by with a repair, there are some guidelines for what certain parts and services will cost.
A refrigerant leak detection and repair service may cost from $150-$500, depending on the location of the leak, whether or not a leak test is needed, and which part needs repair. If the equipment is in working order but the A/C circuit board needs to be replaced, a new board could run between $450-$1,300, depending on the size, make, and model of the unit.
Replacing a capacitor will cost between $250-$350. A contactor may be a little less, ranging from $150-$350. These two repairs are among the most standard for any a/c system.
Replacing your a/c’s fan motor may cost between $500-$1,200, but can get you a few more years of life from the system before it needs to be replaced.
Be aware that even with parts that are under warranty, additional costs may be incurred. Some failed parts incur postage costs for the return to the manufacturer, and larger repairs may require expenses for additional supplies and materials. Labor expenses may also be incurred by owners without a labor warranty. For more information, please contact:
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