How Much Does Air Conditioning Service Cost?

Not only does your AC system keep you comfortable, it’s also a health necessity through the heat of summer. As a result, when the cold air quits blowing or your air conditioner won’t turn on at all, you’re not in a position to shop around for several days.

When your air conditioner dies in the heat of the summer, you don’t always have time to shop around for different quotes or research how much you may have to pay. Not knowing how much you can expect to pay when the air conditioning service expert knocks on your door can be intimidating, so we’re here with some price ranges on some common services so you won’t be surprised when Winnipeg Supply Service Experts shows up to get you cooling again.

    1. Refrigerant Leak Detection & Repair: $150 – $500
    1. AC Circuit Board Replacement: $450 – $1300
    1. Thermostat Replacement: $200 – $500
    1. Capacitor Replacement: $250 – $350
    1. Contactor Replacement: $150 – $350
    1. AC Fan Motor Replacement: $500 – $1200

Refrigerant Leak Detection and Repair

Depending on how accessible the leak is, whether or not a leak test is required, and what precisely requires repair, an average refrigerant leak detection and repair can end up costing anywhere from $150 to $500 depending on the accessibility of the leak for the technician. If you’re unsure, feel free to ask your air conditioner repair professional to guide you through their process and explain their findings.

AC Circuit Board Replacement

Sometimes the culprit may be beyond the AC equipment itself and the circuit board may be in need of replacing. Depending on the make and model of your air conditioner, a new circuit board for your system could cost anywhere from $450 to $1300.

Thermostat Replacement

If you’re looking to replace your home’s thermostat, a smart wifi thermostat will likely cost more than a standard thermostat. Depending on which style of thermostat you go with, you’re probably going to pay anywhere between $200 and $550 to install a new one. Fortunately, the latest thermostats may pay back their cost in energy management savings, if they are programmed accordingly.

Capacitor or Contactor Replacement

If your A/C system is still only a couple years old or you decide to repair your older system instead of investing in an energy-efficient A/C system upgrade, a capacitor will typically cost $250 to $350 and a contractor can run a little lower, ranging from $150 – $350. These repairs are two of the most common for your air conditioning system.

A/C Fan Motor Replacement

Again, it’s always responsible to examine the pros and cons of paying to repair your current AC system versus purchasing an upgraded, more energy-efficient piece of equipment. If replacing this part is the better decision for you, a fan motor replacement might run you between $500 and $1200.

NOTE: Part repair under warranty

A common misconception is that if a part replacement is required, that it is covered by the manufacturer’s equipment warranty; however, there are several additional costs that may not be covered by the warranty that you will be required to pay for out-of-pocket. Even with common repairs, for example, a capacitor replacement, the company still has to process the warranty through the manufacturer so they can obtain the credit on the part. Also, all manufacturers instruct the contractor to hold the part for 60-120 days and may ask the contractor return the failed part at the contractor’s cost. Bigger repairs, a compressor for example, are encompassed in this process but these bigger repairs have additional supplies and materials required (i.e. refrigerant, copper fittings, etc.) that are not covered through the Original Equipment Manufacturer warranty. Without a labour warranty you will continuously have to incur charges for the technician’s labour.

Some of our Membership Plans include parts and labour coverage that functions in tandem with the manufacturer’s warranty to protect you from sudden repair expenses.

Always understand that these prices are estimates and costs can increase or decrease depending on where you live, the particular issues with your system, the age of your air conditioner, and whether or not you’ve been receiving regular maintenance to maintain the health of your A/C and your manufacturer’s warranty. If your unit 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 AC repair, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts 24/7/365.

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