One of the questions our Austin HVAC professionals hear on a regular basis is, “How much will it cost to have my air conditioning/heating system repaired?”  The answer depends on many factors, so it’s impossible to provide an immediate answer without first knowing the extent of the problem.  We’ve provided some information below that will hopefully help you more closely judge the expense you may be facing if something goes wrong with your HVAC system.

Even when you have your central Texas heating and AC system inspected and maintained on a regular basis, repairs are unavoidable.  Just as with your vehicle or other appliances/equipment, components break down due to wear and tear.  While there isn’t a solid, single answer to how much it costs to have your  HVAC system repaired, costs will depend on the following:

When you call.  Many companies charge more for a repair when an appointment isn’t scheduled during normal working hours, such as during the late night hours or on weekends.

Service visit.  When a technician comes out to diagnose what may be wrong with your system, you may be charged a flat rate for the service call.  However, many heat and air companies offer a free estimate if the problem involves replacing your entire system.

Expertise of technicians.  As you should expect, a highly skilled and reputable technician may charge more than a buddy or work acquaintance that is more of a handyman and not directly involved in the HVAC industry.  When it comes to diagnosing the problem and performing the proper repairs, expect to spend a little more.  This is one example of truly getting what you pay for!

How much do components cost?  This is one of the most important factors that impacts how much you pay for having your HVAC system repaired.  Some repairs are minor and involve fewer or less expensive parts, while other are major and require more expensive components such as a compressor or condensing fan motor.

Labor costs vary from one company to the next, and how involved the project is (and time it takes to complete) will also affect how much repairs cost in the end.  Home Advisor’s heating and cooling cost guide will also help give you an idea of how much you can expect to spend, although these numbers reflect the national average.  The best thing you can do is to contact us right away when there is a problem so we can work up an estimate for you.

Schneider Mechanical offers special financing to those who qualify along with a free consultation.  For all of your Austin heating and cooling needs, count on our highly skilled and reputable team of technicians!