How much an AC repair job costs depends on what needs to be repaired. Simple AC repairs can be cheap on time and money, while extensive replacements can cost more than a new AC unit.
Fuse or Circuit Breaker Replacement
On average, this costs between $15-300. It’s a fast job that should be done within two hours.
This costs between $60-440. Again, it should be done in just a couple of hours.
The hourly cost of diagnostic work depends on the season and location. In the winter, it can be $75. In the summer, it can go up to $300. Annual tune-ups cost about $100, but they can prevent more costly AC repairs in the future.
Recharging costs vary based on the unit’s size and the type of refrigerant you need. The general range is between $100-600 and can go higher if you need fewer common refrigerants. This takes about two hours to finish.
Inverter AC repairs range between $150-250 unless the condenser needs to be replaced. On the other hand, they can save up to 60% on your energy bills.
This job takes about an hour to finish, but it’s more expensive, $120-475.
Circuit Board Repair or Replacement
Circuit board repairs or replacements depend on whether your AC unit is still under warranty. If it is, then this AC repair should range between $100-300. If not, it can go up to $600.
Drain Pan Replacement
This might sound easy, but the part itself can be quite expensive. Costs range from $200-600, and the time it takes depends on how easy it is to get to the pan.
Freon Leak Repair
This depends on the size and location of the leak. Cheap fixes can cost $225, but large leaks can cost up to $1,600 and take eight hours to fix.
Blower Repair or Replacement
A blower repair can cost as little as $150, but a replacement can cost upwards of $800-2,000, depending on the unit. A replacement can take three hours to finish.
Compressor replacement is usually a better long-term option than cheap AC repairs, but it’s also fairly expensive at $1,000-2,800. It takes a few hours to finish.
Replacing the condenser can cost between $1,000-4,000. It can take four hours for a professional to do it. If a condenser can be fixed, choose that option instead.
Air Handler Replacement
$1,000 is the low end for replacing an air handler, but it can cost up to $6,000 for some models.
Air Duct Replacement
The installation alone costs $2,000. On average, you’ll be paying $25-40 per square foot of ductwork, leading to total costs of over $12,000 for a standard-sized house. It can take several days to complete.