How Much Does Air Conditioning Service Cost?

August 05, 2016

Not only does air conditioning help you to stay comfortable, it’s also a health necessity through the heat of summer. Unfortunately, when the chilly air suddenly isn’t blowing or your air conditioner won’t come on at all, you’re don’t have time to call around for a few days.

When your air conditioning breaks down in the middle of the summer, you don’t always have time to shop around for different quotes or research what you can expect to pay. Not being sure how much you can expect to pay when the air conditioner service expert knocks on your door can be intimidating, so we’re here to show you some price ranges on some common services so you won’t be caught off guard when Winnipeg Supply Service Experts shows up to get you cooling again.

  1. Refrigerant Leak Detection & Repair: $150 - $500
  2. AC Circuit Board Replacement: $450 - $1300
  3. Thermostat Replacement: $200 - $500
  4. Capacitor Replacement: $250 - $350
  5. Contactor Replacement: $150 - $350
  6. AC Fan Motor Replacement: $500 - $1200

Refrigerant Leak Detection and Repair

Depending on how accessible the leak is, whether or not there needs to be a leak test, and what exactly requires repair, an average refrigerant leak detection and repair can cost you anywhere from $150 to $500 depending on the accessibility of the leak for the technician. If you’re not confident, feel free to ask your air conditioner repair expert to guide you through the process and go over their findings.

AC Circuit Board Replacement

Sometimes the culprit may be beyond the A/C system itself and the circuit board may require replacement. Depending on the make and model of you’re A/C system, a new circuit board for your equipment could run anywhere from $450 to $1300.

Thermostat Replacement

If you’re looking to replace your home’s thermostat, a smart wifi thermostat will normally cost more than a traditional thermostat. Depending on what kind of thermostat you decide on, you’re most likely going to end up paying anywhere between $200 and $550 to get it installed. Thanksfully, the newest thermostats might pay back their cost in energy management savings, depending on if they are programmed accordingly.

Capacitor or Contactor Replacement

If your AC is still only a few years old or you choose to repair your older equipment instead of purchasing an energy-efficient A/C system upgrade, a capacitor will typically cost $250 to $350 and a contractor can cost a little lower, ranging from $150 - $350. These repairs are two of the most typical for your air conditioning system.

Air Conditioning Fan Motor Replacement

Again, it’s always responsible to consider the pros and cons of choosing to repair your current AC system versus buying an upgraded, more energy-efficient air conditioner. If replacing this part is the better decision for you, a fan motor replacement could cost between $500 and $1200.

NOTE: Part repair under warranty

A common misconception is that if a part replacement is required, that it is covered under the manufacturer’s equipment warranty; however, there are several other costs that may not be covered by the warranty that will be your responsibility. Even with standard repairs, like a capacitor replacement, the company still has to process this warranty through the manufacturer so they can get the credit on the part. Furthermore, all manufacturers demand the contractor to store the part for eight to sixteen weeks and may ask the contractor return the bad part at the contractor’s cost. Greater repairs, such as a compressor, are encompassed in this process but these larger repairs have more supplies and materials required (i.e. refrigerant, copper fittings, etc.) that are not covered by the Original Equipment Manufacturer warranty. Unless you have a labor warranty you will continuously have to pay additionally for the technician’s labor.

Some of our Membership Plans introduce parts and labor coverage that works with the manufacturer’s warranty to shield you from unexpected repair costs.

Always understand that these costs are estimates and they can often increase or decrease depending on where you live, the particular issues with your equipment, the age of your system, and whether or not you’ve been getting yearly maintenance to maintain the AC’s health and your manufacturer’s warranty. If your system is pretty much dead and replacement is looking more likely, take a moment to read our air conditioner pricing guide.

If you would like more information or ever need expert air conditioning repair, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts 24/7/365.

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