How Much Does It Cost To Repair An Air Conditioner System?

How Much Does It Cost To Repair An Air Conditioner System?

Your air conditioning system exemplifies a noteworthy investment, and when it is not functioning properly, it is essential to find a dependable technician to repair it. If you do not do your research on the company you pick, you could be paying someone for substandard work or overpaying a technician for a simple task. HVAC experts have the necessary skills, training, and accreditation to maintain, repair, and install a central air-conditioning system in a home, multi-unit building or office. The general average cost of air conditioner repair is $35- $95 per hour but averages can be a bit misleading even though HVAC and AC services do not typically charge by the hour. It is rare for a site visit to cost less than $100. Let us look at the cost of repairing parts of an air conditioning system. Leaks The cost of repairing and detecting refrigerant leaks could cost anywhere from $225- $1,000 or more, depending on the degree of the problem. Water leaks can also happen and repair costs differ depending on the extent and cause of the leak. Replacing refrigerant At times, a technician has to drain and replace a unit’s air-conditioning refrigerant, the chemical that cools the air. However, air conditioning systems have sealing so if a system is low on refrigerant; there is probably a leak somewhere that requires checking. Costs for refrigerant replacement depend on which type of refrigerant your air conditioner requires. Tune-ups Most AC repair companies can perform a routine system check and tune-up for $125-$200. Be cautious of very low quotes for this service. Low prices are frequently too good to...
Is your A/C pushing stinky air?

Is your A/C pushing stinky air?

A foul smell in your home emanating from the AC is unpleasant as it is surprising. The fouls smell can either me musty or rotten egg smell which is unbearable. The musty smell is a result of mould and mildew in your AC unit. Rotten egg smell indicates a dead pest in your system.   Your AC should not be producing any smell. It should be circulating fresh, cool air instead. Sometimes the cause of the foul smell is out of our own doing Fir instance, setting your AC to low constantly inhibit its ability to dehumidify the air. As a result, mould and mildew start to grow. Installing a large AC in a small house also affects its perfomance.   Types of AC Foul Smells and Their Causes. Understanding the root cause of the foul smell from your AC is the key step in finding a lasting solution. As a user, you can only identify the nature of smell but may not be quite sure of the cause. Below are some potential causes of the foul smell from your AC.   Ingrown mould and mildew in the system – Mould and mildew thrive in damp areas. When the AC is not able to properly drain its condensed water from the system. This causes the water to clog the ducts breeding mould. You will begin to notice a musty smell coming from your AC. Dead animals such as rat and mice in the system – If you have a pest problem in your home, it is likely to spread into your AC and ventilation units. Dead pests such as...
Tips for AC Care

Tips for AC Care

Air conditioning makes it possible to regulate the temperatures in our homes or work place for the desired effect. During summer, it becomes extremely hot making it unbearable to sit in closed spaces. At this time, you will probably need a fan to keep yourself cool. If you have air conditioning installed in your home or office, you will be able to enjoy a cool environment even on hot days. Air conditioning work to exchange heat and dehumidify air as it cools. They can be installed at home and in commercial spaces. They help maintain low temperatures and a dry environment needed for rooms with bulk heating electrical appliances. To keep your space cool and dry, installing air conditioning is the first step. But like all other systems, it requires maintenance and care for optimal performance. These are the tips to care for your AC and keep it running efficiently. work on compress Prevent leakage of the refrigerant – AC works on compressor based refrigerants to keep your environment cool and dry. If there is leakage of this refrigerant, the AC will not perform as it should. If you notice leakage of this, seek a professional for repairs. Check your thermostat – The thermostat is the device that has all your AC settings for you to configure accordingly. It can be manual or automated depending on make. If the thermostat is faulty, setting your AC will be a challenge or impossible. You can also choose to replace your manual thermostat with an automated one which does not require your settings. Clean out your filters regularly – Filters facilitate the...
Air Conditioner Installation

Air Conditioner Installation

  For most homeowners, air conditioners have become an important part of their homes.  And there are several AC conditioners available on the market for different prices, under different brand names and serving different purposes. Though purchasing air conditioner system is not just as difficult, it is essential that you select the most quality one for your home. However, the difficult one is the air conditioner installation. Accurate air conditioner installation is very essential, as it has an impact on the actual performance of a unit. Not correct installation can lead to poor cooling air circulation, maintenance problems as well as high electricity bills at the end of the month. Therefore, in order to avoid such things to happen, hiring a professional installer who knows on how to install AC system can be a great idea, then letting unprofessional do the air conditioner installation for you. Having the help of a professional electrician to install your air conditioner would be alike to consulting to a doctor.  A professional doctor may be skilled and knowledgeable enough at treating the conditions of a person and even performing medical surgeries. In the case of AC installer, he may be skilled in installing AC system to your home; so, therefore, he is the right one that can help in best installation of your AC system. Also, a professional AC install will be able to expertly assess the model or output of your unit, and tell you some added tips that you can use in proper maintenance of your system.  They are also equipped with the right and quality materials to make sure that...
Summer is Here! How is Your Air Conditioning System Holding Up?

Summer is Here! How is Your Air Conditioning System Holding Up?

  It’s bound to happen to you or someone you know at some point in life. We’re in the middle of a brutal, seemingly endless heatwave and some freak accident happens that ruins your air conditioning or maybe the unit is so old, it’s simply beyond a routine air conditioner repair to get it back to life. So what do you do? You’re hot, sweaty, frustrated and not in the mood for doing hours of research on the best air conditioner options. Have no fear! This blog will lay out what to look for if you have to buy a new unit and why it’s a smart move to get your air conditioner install done by a professional.   Top Three Air Conditioners The job of an air conditioner is pretty straight forward: make a space cool and comfortable to be in even on the hottest of days and nights. But there’s so much more to look for in a quality air conditioning system for your home. So many brands are on the market like York, Trane, Lennox, Carrier, Goodman, Rheem and Heil but which one is the best for you? We checked with Top Ten Reviews to get the lowdown. Their independent staff of reviewers and editors have done a ton of testing, research and market assessment and comparisons to figure out the top performing air conditioners and here are a few of them: #1: Dave Lennox Collection XC25 Top Ten Reviews gave this system the highest overall rating because of its high level of efficiency and low noise output. It also got the edge over other units...
Keeping Cool: Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

Keeping Cool: Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

  Keeping Cool: Air Conditioning Maintanence Tips On a hot, sticky, smoggy day the sweet relief you get when walking into a cool, air conditioned room brings instant refreshment and comfort. While the GTA has had a few hot days this spring, it’s been a cooler end to this season but the next few months of real summer weather are about to test your ability to stand the heat.   According to The Weather Network’s summer forecast, the second half of summer will be the hottest part of the season in southern Ontario and we can expect to have more days of 30-degree temperatures than what we experienced over the last couple of summers. You probably have your SPF 30+ sunscreen within reach and your summer wardrobe already pulled from the basement storage closet but have you checked to make sure the A/C is working properly? You may find yourself in need of a new air conditioner install or repair and the last thing you want is to realize your unit isn’t working just as the GTA gets slammed by a heatwave.   If you don’t already, you need to think of your air conditioner as a car that needs a little love, respect and tender care to keep running at top performance levels. And just like your car, an air conditioning unit needs preventative maintenance and an annual tune-up. While there are some simple things you can do to keep your central air conditioner healthy like removing any debris (rocks, branches, dead leaves, weeds, grass clippings) from around the unit, an accredited HVAC technician is really the best...
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