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Average Cost of Repairing an Air Conditioning Unit

Aug 9, 2022AC Repair

Average Cost of Repairing an AC Unit

The diagnostic fee for most HVAC technicians is followed by services and parts fees. Labor and parts costs are typically included in the fee quoted for parts.

An average service call can cost between $80 and $300. For hourly wages, you can expect to pay anywhere between $60 and $125 per hour. When the diagnostics have been made, then the cost of the parts and labor is estimated. Many times, when an older unit begins to malfunction, repairing it is more expensive and more time-consuming than buying a new one.

AC units come in many types, and each type costs differently. Repaired damage ranges from easy to complicated, from cheap to expensive.

Window ac repair averages about $25 to $125, swamp coolers are $65 to $500, central air is around $75 to $500, portable ac repair is about $100 to $250, and ductless mini-split falls somewhere in the range of $750 to $900.


EnergyStar recommends replacing your AC unit every 10 to 15 years. If you have an eight-year-old or older air conditioning system, it may not be worth the cost to repair it unless the repair is an easy fix, like a worn fan belt or a clogged condenser unit.



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    Steve owns Ireland HVAC, which specializes in residential and commercial air conditioning repair and installation, as well as furnace repairs and air filtration systems in the central Indiana area. Steve and his crew have decades of experience in heating and cooling repairs for practically every air conditioning and heating system in use today, allowing them to diagnose and repair residential and commercial systems quickly. Ireland HVAC is also committed to ensuring that every household and business owner receives nothing but excellent service from any AC repair company they select.