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How Much Do Home Air Conditioner Repairs Cost?

One of the most significant purchases you will make for your home is the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. So, it is only natural to wonder how much repairs will cost when the air conditioner stops running or repairs are coming soon.

Air Control of Northwest Arkansas does not charge a technician for inspections. If a repair is needed, the minimum AC repair averages from about $75 to $500. If a major part needs replacing, such as the compressor, evaporator coil or condenser coil, the average cost is about $900-$2,500. For a complete replacement, the cost averages about $4,000-$6,000.

This article will discuss the most common to the most intensive repairs air conditioners experience, especially during the hot summer months, and the costs associated with those repairs, based on Air Control’s twenty-eight years of HVAC service experience.

Common Repairs

It is not uncommon for an air conditioner to experience operational issues when it first gets running for the hot season. In addition, the stress of running the air conditioner at high levels can also cause problems. Some of the most common air conditioner repairs include:

Poor Airflow

If you are experiencing poor airflow from the air conditioner, dirt and dust accumulation may be causing the problem. When air flows through the HVAC system at a high rate during the summer, dirt and dust accumulate faster in the air filters and coils.

HVAC professionals recommend replacing air filters regularly and cleaning the air conditioning unit yearly. Proper maintenance should keep airflow clear and prevent dirt accumulation from breaking down the air conditioner.

Also, make sure the condenser unit outside is clear of debris or plant growth. Often plants can grow up around the unit, which traps the heat inside, making the air conditioner work harder or less efficiently.