- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On March 31, 2017
- Ductwork, HVAC, Maintenance, Tune-Up
Given the high costs of major repairs or replacement, having your AC looked at every year makes good economic sense. You may be debating if you should spring for an AC tune-up this season or try to defer maintenance. Look at the low cost of getting proper AC tune-up service, and compare it to the cost of neglecting your system. Most Phoenicians opt for good, thorough servicing.
See also: How do I know if I need an AC tune-up?
Comparing AC Tune-Up Costs
A new central air conditioning system is a major investment. If your Valley home was a business, that AC would be a capital expense. The expert estimators at CostOwl mention a range of $3,000 to $10,000 for a complete new system.
The cost for a complete AC tune-up varies by HVAC contractor, season and the particular job call. Factors that could affect your price include:
- Square footage of your home
- Extent of ductwork
- Model and complexity of your AC system
- Age of the system
- Regularity of maintenance
Most HVAC contractors will run service specials, lowering the price of a complete AC tune-up to allow you, the homeowner, to sample their service. This is a good tryout for generating regular business; you can see how well the HVAC technician did, and feel how well your system operates. After your first electric bill of cooling season, you may be pleasantly surprised at the increased energy efficiency. You become that contractor’s steady customer.
Such a “loss leader” AC tune-up cost may be in the neighborhood of $50, seldom lower. The actual cost for this visit (for labor, overhead and parts) to the contractor is closer to $150. The next semiannual or annual tune-up will probably cost between $100 and $200. You can also save money with an annual contract, which can include repair visits and furnace service before winter.
When, What and Whom?
Spring is the best time to get an AC tune-up. It is just before cooling season, so your system will be ready for the high demands Phoenix days can bring. A typical tune-up includes all the major parts:
- Blower motor
- Condenser coil
- Fan blade
- Air filter
Every part of the interconnecting systems will be checked, too:
- Safety devices
- Condensate drain line
- Blower and motor belts
Get Your A/C Tuned-Up Today!
The technician handling your Valley home’s AC system needs to be someone you trust, so a week after the tune-up you do not return from an afternoon trip to a broiling house. Ace Home Services hires only the industry’s best, ensuring they are backed up with fully stocked trucks and plenty of training. Contact Ace Home Services today at (602) 943-2000 to schedule your next AC tune-up. Ask about commercial AC tune-up service too!