Americans living in warm parts of the country love their air conditioners. And these household appliances use a lot of the household electricity consumed each year. Besides the electrical costs to operate, there are other common costs during HVAC ownership and here are just a few common costs for common home air conditioner repair in Port St. Lucie.
Refrigerant is the substance inside of your air conditioner that cools that air circulated through the machine. Sometimes this chemical can leak or dip below the recommended level for optimal performance of the machine. An air conditioner repair pro can get you fixed up and your refrigerant level back to normal in no time. The average cost for the job barring any other complexities runs a few hundred dollars.
Another common problem that homeowners experience with their air conditioner is a breakdown in the communication between your thermostat and the unit itself. Oftentimes, this points to a problem with the thermostat inside your home rather than the unit. If the thermostat uses batteries, you can check to see if replacing them helps before calling the pros. If it doesn’t, it might be time for a new thermostat which will probably run you between $100-500 based on your AC unit.
Air Compressor Problems
The compressor within your air conditioner is the central part of your unit and the thing that makes beautiful cool air magic happen. If a problem arises with your compressor, you’ll surely know it since you probably won’t have any cool air pumping into your home. If this happens to you, it’s a pretty costly problem to face. You can expect a new compressor, assuming the old one can’t be fixed, to run from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on your unit.
The condenser is another important part of your AC unit that is critical in the transformation of warm to cold air being pushed throughout your home. Condensers are a common problem for homeowners and signs that it might be your problem can include warm air flowing out of your vents and icy spots forming on the piping. A condenser unit repair isn’t nearly as costly as fixing the compressor, and you can expect to pay a few hundred dollars to get the system up and running again.