Most HVAC technicians will tell you the leading cause of HVAC repair problems is owner neglect. If you fail to have annual service visits, fail to replace disposable air filters, or fail to pay attention to the small trouble signs, you could be looking at hefty repair costs.
These are typical repair problems we see in Angie's List reviews:
The typical HVAC service call costs between $39 to $260, which is a very wide range influenced by many factors:
Expect to pay additional charges for parts that must be replaced. Most modern HVAC service fleets have well-stocked trucks, and many A/C systems use industry-standard, interchangeable parts. This saves time, travel and money with “back to the shop” round trips.
Parts alone can run into hundred of dollars, though a good replacement thermostat, for example, may only cost $80 or so.
Before engaging any HVAC contractor, check the company out on online forums such as here to make sure you will get what you pay for. Be sure your contractor has proper licensing and insurance. The List of HVAC repair services on this page should help you find a local, reliable HVAC technician.
Every three to five years homeowners should have their air ducts cleaned by a pro.
Most quality HVAC systems should last more than 15 years - many warranties will cover them for 20 years. Be sure to have it maintained regularly to reach these numbers, and beyond.
Much of our indoor work and play would be unbearable without heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) to treat, clean and warm or cool the air. When your HVAC system goes awry, how can you be sure you are getting quality, affordable HVAC repair?
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