Having to get your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system repaired can be tricky. On one hand, you may not know the first thing about your HVAC system (you’ve always assumed that the system was magic up to this point) and on the other hand you probably wouldn’t know the guy repairing your system well enough to be certain he won’t be ripping you off. But, you can’t just leave your HVAC system unrepaired. The only way to deal with this problem is to do a little research about the costs of getting your HVAC system fixed. Something to help you budget out your next month and avoid getting scammed out of your hard-earned money.
Varying considerably from company to company (or individuals that you may hire), these charges are ones you absolutely can’t get out of paying. The average repairman would charge a service fee of $45 to $100, so any figure higher or lower than that should raise your eyebrows and have you questioning the specifics. Always know exactly what you’re paying for and compare similar offers to make sure you get the best value out of your money.
Average Repair Costs
Whether it’s a heating system or an air conditioner that needs fixing, the expenses for the parts are usually quite steep. If you’re lucky, then the most you’d have to pay for parts should be around $50, but if it just wasn’t your day, you may end up shelving up to $2000, and that’s assuming you only have to pay for ONE faulty part. Still, if the national average is any consolation, you’d probably only have to pay around $300 for repairs, so here’s to hoping for the best.
Getting the Better of the System
The best way to avoid paying a huge sum for repairs is to make sure your system doesn’t break down in the first place. This may sound like something easier said than done, but it isn’t. Periodically cleaning out your HVAC system, changing air filters, cleaning vents and having professionals perform routine check-ups are all little things that help you avoid greater hassles in the future. The technicians at Cooling FX will always make sure clients are knowledgeable with the right information to maintain their air conditioning system. We want our customers to feel confident in keeping their systems in pristine condition until our next regularly scheduled check-up.