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What Will an A/C Refrigerant Leak Repair End Up Costing Me?

One of the most common issues homeowners experience with their air conditioners is a leak, most often from refrigerant leaking out of the system. There are many factors that could cause a leak, making it difficult to diagnose the problem if you are unfamiliar with HVAC systems. For example, improper installation, poor maintenance, and faulty refrigerant charging. It’s important you have an experienced and certified technician working on your system at all time and perform annual maintenance. These two factors can help avoid leaks.

What Will an Air Conditioner Leak Cost?

As a homeowner, when you notice a leak, the first thought that may come to your head is “how much is this going to cost me?” This article will help you understand the cost factors that affect the total price of the leak repair. Keep reading to learn more!

Refrigerant Leak Consequences & Expenses

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Refrigerant, most often referred to as Freon, is a strong chemical that is responsible for cooling down warm air before, helping your HVAC system direct cool air into your home. If the reference was uncharged during installation, or there is a leak within the container that holds it, then you may experience a leak. You want to address these types of leaks immediately because refrigerant can be hazardous to humans, pets, and the environment.

If you simply need a top off of refrigerant, you can expect to pay anywhere from $160-$375.

If you need a repair for the leak itself, you can anticipate a higher bill. For refrigerant leak detection and air conditioning repair you may pay anywhere from $550 to $1,600.

Other Costs to Consider

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The following are other cost factors that can affect how much you will pay for an AC leak repair:

  • Age of the AC system
  • Location
  • Installation fees
  • Hourly rate of company
  • Extent of damage

Leak Detection and Repair Experts

If you have noticed a leak or are having issues with your air conditioning system, then it’s time to call a company you can trust. Our experienced and certified AC technicians will come to your home, examine your leaking unit, and help fix the problem at a great price. Available to you 24/7, contact your friends at ACE Home Services today by calling (602) 943-2000.

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