The cost of an HVAC repair varies based on the type of repair and a few other factors. It is best to get a system diagnostic first, especially since our technicians could end up resolving the issue on the spot. If not, they are better equipped to provide an accurate estimate for your HVAC repair.
Here’s Why HVAC Repair Cost Can Vary
It’s difficult to provide a standard cost on repairs when there are many variables. Please take the following into consideration when evaluating costs.
Protection Plan Members Discount
Our Protection Plan members will receive a 15% discount on all repairs. These members also receive a discount on the diagnostic.
Outside Frederick County
If your property is located outside of our Frederick County service area, there will likely be an additional fee.
Complexity of Repairs
Easy access to your system, such as a unit on the main floor versus one in the attic, saves time and will be less expensive.
Cost of Parts
Of course, the cost of repair varies depending on the cost of the parts needed to fix your system. We do have fully stocked trucks for common issues, however, sometimes we have to place an order and prices may need to be determined.
Unfortunately, we can’t really provide a repair estimate until we know what needs to be done.
A System Diagnostic is Needed
A complete check of your system is an important part of figuring out the problem. If you’ve already run through this list of common issues, we will need to send a technician out to your home in order to determine the problem.
This assessment determines the cause of the system failure and also any other potential problems. Companies that provide an estimate without completing a system diagnostic are likely giving you the highest possible price so that they can cover any unexpected costs.
We might be able to cover your repair during the system diagnostic if it is something easy like a blown fuse. Please note that prices for commercial or rental properties may vary.
Cost: $105 for Protection Plan Members, $125 for non-members
Common HVAC Repairs Worth Noting
If you have hot or cold spots in your house, you might need to repair or alter a few ducts. (Especially if you can visually see them falling apart.) However, it’s rare that you would need an entirely new duct system while replacing the HVAC system in your house. Keep this in mind when you ask for estimates.
HVAC Refrigerant Leak
This is a common issue. The cost of this repair varies based on the size of the system, type of refrigerant, how big the leak/repair might be, and the cost of the refrigerant at the time. Sometimes leaks are repairable but if it is a leaky coil, then it might not be worth replacing. Remember that your system was only built to last 10-12 years. A large repair like a coil or compressor replacement likely means that it’s time to replace your system.
If you believe your HVAC system is nearing the end of its life, call to request a system estimate. They are free and our home comfort consultants make sure that we design a system that fits your needs.
A maintenance agreement is the most important thing you can do to extend the life of your HVAC unit. A qualified technician will check your system and make adjustments so that the system is less likely to need a repair in the future. It’s the best way to prevent unexpected HVAC repair costs.
If you need an HVAC repair, please give us a call at 301-663-0300 to schedule a system diagnostic appointment. That’s the best way to ensure that your system will be fixed properly and the cost will be reasonable. We’re here to help you with all your home comfort needs. Contact us if you have any questions.