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How Much Does Air Conditioning Repair Cost?

In the current summer heat, it’s imperative you’re getting the service you need to keep your air conditioning (AC) unit working and continually pumping out cool air. In most cases, that means trusting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals to repair your AC unit. One concern many people have is about the overall cost of air conditioning repair.

While it may be tempting to work on your HVAC system on your own to save money on repairs, doing so may lead to further complications. Those complications can be very costly to repair and may lead to a complete AC unit replacement. Even the most enthusiastic DIYers often find central air and heating systems a bit beyond their reach.

In addition to having the knowledge and tools to repair your HVAC system, a professional will usually be familiar with the newest products and techniques. This often means helping you save money as well.

How Much Does It Cost?

When it comes to money, air conditioning repair costs can vary. The age and condition of your air conditioning unit, what the issue you’re having with the unit is, the total time that it takes for one of our expert technicians to find and diagnose the problem, and the parts and time it takes to repair the issue all have an impact on the total cost.

This means that there is hardly a standard level of cost for each repair, only relative different levels of cost to repair between different air conditioning repair services. Some issues are quite simple to fix, and only require small amounts of parts and repair time. Others might take time to diagnose and then require several different parts and a large amount of labor to make sure that it’s fixed and won’t recur again.

The short answer is that it depends. Your air conditioning repair could be a quick service call with very few hard costs and very little labor cost. It could also be on the other side of the spectrum and require extensive repairs or a full replacement.

According to ImproveNet, air conditioner repairs nationally average anywhere from $200 - $300. This is purely an average cost and does not represent a specific quote.

Having qualified HVAC contractors provide an estimate on your specific repair needs will give you a full sense of what getting your air conditioner repaired will run you.

How Regular Maintenance Can Help

It can be a pain to repair or replace your air conditioning unit during the hot and humid Indiana summers, so it’s probably in your best interest to maintain and tune up your unit before it breaks down.

Every air conditioning unit works hard in Indiana during the summer, and in order to keep working as well as possible even in the hottest of weather, you’ll need to arrange for regular tune-ups.

Tune-ups take care of all the small issues that arise in your air conditioning unit like loose bolts, lowering energy efficiency and dust buildup in your filters and unit. Not only will this keep your unit running better, longer, it’ll also allow your technician to identify problems before they get to the point where your air conditioner stops working.

It’s important to understand that a well-maintained HVAC system will require less servicing and last longer than a neglected one.

Need Quick Service?

Call us anytime, day or night, and an expert Johnson Heating & Cooling team member will come out to provide the emergency repairs to your air conditioning unit you’ll need to stay as comfortable as possible.

As Central Indiana’s most trusted partners in providing air conditioning repair, we’ll be able to look at the issue with your unit, diagnose the problem, and solve your issue. Even if your unit does have such a large issue that replacing it might be the most cost-efficient option, we have the expertise to go over your options with you and provide the counseling you’ll need to be sure you stay happy with your service and have a cool home again in the shortest possible amount of time.

If your AC is having trouble weathering the summer heat, or your plumbing is a real drip, we’ll help you and your systems get back to normal. Johnson Heating & Cooling, Inc. has been solving plumbing and HVAC problems for Central Indiana residents since 1968.

Call us today at (317) 268-2678 for a free, no-obligation estimate on your next AC installation or repair. Schedule an appointment and allow us to diagnose and repair your air conditioner today.