An air conditioner’s job is to circulate the air, removing harmful contaminants such as pollen and mold. Reducing irritants in the air in your home will help everyone breathe fresh air, especially those with respiratory issues and allergies. However, all HVAC systems benefit from professional maintenance at least once a year.
Think of an HVAC service call as an annual check of your system. Experienced technicians will inspect all components to determine if they need replacement and ensure everything is in good working order before cleaning the unit and lubricating any moving parts. For any air conditioning repair in Louisville, our technicians can guide you through the process.
1. Some Common Air Conditioner Problems
Before knowing how much it costs to repair your air conditioner, you must first understand the problem. Common problems with most air conditioners stem from poor maintenance practices, improper maintenance, and improper installation.
- Refrigerant Leaks
If the refrigerant is leaking, you should hire a trained air conditioning technician to locate and repair the leak and test the repair to ensure the system is properly charged with the correct amount of refrigerant.
- Poor or Inadequate Maintenance
If not maintained, your AC coils and air filters can cause your AC fan and compressor to fail, allowing dirt and debris to build up.
- Thermostat Sensor Issues
Room air conditioners have a sensor behind the control panel. The thermostat measures the temperature penetrating the evaporator coil. If the sensor is not in place, it may lead to cycling.
- Improper Draining
If the room air conditioner is not installed properly or the condensate drain is clogged on a hot and humid day, the condensate may not drain properly.
2. Factors Affecting the Cost of Repair
Prices for AC repairs and related work may change over time. With technological advancement, systems become more complex and difficult to repair. The cost of repair depends on a few factors:
- Flat Rate
Some HVAC system technicians charge a flat fee to visit your home and inspect your system.
A fully licensed and experienced technician can cost more than an unskilled technician.
- When you Make your Call
Holiday and weekend calls may cost more than regular visits during business hours.
Considering these variables, the average base charge for a service call can range from $50 to over $100. In addition to possible service charges, repair costs also include parts and labor. Complex repairs cost more than simple repairs.
A preventative maintenance plan that includes regular checks will help extend the life of your system as much as possible. C & L Heating & Air Company offers an annual preventive maintenance plan to reduce system downtime and save long-term repair costs.
Whether your air conditioner emits little, warm air, or no air, we have the expertise to do the job. In addition, service calls to our company are free of charge when you ask us for repair. We also offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on ductless AC installation in Louisville. Schedule an appointment with our technicians today.