AC Repair Progresso, TX

Posted in Home AC Repair Texas on December 6, 2017
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If your home or business is suffering with air conditioning that works poorly or doesn't work at all, it may need to be replaced with a newer, more efficient system. You're all set to get moving. What's the optimal way to get a high quality HVAC company to do the job well and for a fair price?  How does one avoid costly subcontracting storefronts and scammers when trying to find an honest air conditioning service contractor? Progresso 

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Deciding whether to repair an air conditioning system or replace the unit with a newer one often brings worries that the family will swelter while the job is completed.  These concerns are perfectly normal and common among many homeowners looking for HVAC fixes; there is no substitute for reliable air conditioner repair specialists.

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HVAC There are many different factors to consider when it comes to air conditioning repair costs. One of them depends on the age of the air conditioner, and if the warranty has expired. There are both pros and cons to older as well as newer units. With older air conditioners, there are more moving parts, it may be harder to get replacements, and these may make the costs go up. One the other hand, older units are less complicated, and usually a small part can fix the problem.For newer units, air conditioning repair costs can be cheaper because it may still be under warranty. If it is, then you may only have to pay for the labor, depending on the warranty, and how close it is to expiring. On the other hand, while there may be less moving parts, there are more electronic devices, and usually replacing them is more costly, and in some cases, the technician may have to wait for the part to be shipped. These costs also depend on the person or company hired to do the job. In many cases, hiring the company that is linked to the air conditioner may be more expensive than hiring an independent professional. It is also a wise idea to check with the warranty, because they may require a certain agent to come and fix the problem, otherwise it may void the warranty. If this isn't a problem, it is a good idea to check around for the best prices before you just hire the first repair man you find in the phone book. Ask about how long they have been working on air conditioners, and if they have any special training in the kind of unit you have.Typical air conditioning repair costs can vary from a few hundred dollars, to well into the thousands, depending on what has to be done, and the type of air conditioning unit you have. The more complicated the system, the more costs that are going to incur. One of the things you should think about before repairing your unit is whether or not it may be a better idea to just replace the unit with a brand new more efficient model. If you are constantly having trouble with your unit, it may be time to replace the whole thing. With all the tax credits that are available to help you get a newer, more efficient unit, now might be the time to do this. There are other ways to cut down these costs as well. When you buy an air conditioning unit, no matter how long the included warranty may be, if there is an option offered for an extended warranty, you should purchase it. Even if the cost may seem high at the time, extended warranty coverage can save you thousands of dollars in repairs over the long run. Another way to save is by getting home appliance insurance, which covers not only air conditioning repair costs, but all of your other major household appliances as well.

Air Conditioning Repair - Don't Get Over Charged

HVAC Repair The sand, the surf... the hot summer temperatures! You get it all in Virginia Beach where I live, and usually on the hottest day of the year you also get the unexpected realization that your air conditioning is not working. So, what do you do when the mercury starts to climb and so does the temperature in your home? Who do you call to fix it and not get overcharged?Most folks don't know a whole lot about their heating and cooling systems. Maybe they have had some service work done before but in most cases, when your system goes down, you really have no idea where to turn. Most will grab the Yellow Pages or log onto the Internet and search for Air Conditioning repair companies in the city where they live.Here's the thing though, most contractors know that you may not even be able to begin to guess how much a particular part in your heating or cooling system actually cost so they will inflate the price they pay for it by as much as 1000% or more! And how would you know any differently; this is not something you go through everyday and do you really want to pay another service call to have someone else come out and give you another price? Chances are you will pay many times more for a part than the next company you would call does anyway and be stuck with another diagnostic charge. It is crazy how much parts are inflated and even the labor.Awhile back a guy got the clever idea ot charge customers on what he called, "flat rate pricing". This went away from the "parts and labor" charges most people were familiar with. The idea was that a customer could know what a repair was going to cost up front no matter how long it took.On the surface this sounded great but what it really did was give a company the chance to tell customers we can't give you a break down on parts and labor because our repairs are just one price... on "flat rate price".Now instead of the customer keeping an eye on a technician to make sure he was not milling the labor charges, the customer has no idea what formula was used to get the price of a repair. No knowledge of part mark up or how much labor was added.Very rarely are there any parts on a system, especially ones that the technician says he carries on his truck, that cost more than $100 and take an hour or more to install. With this in mind you should refuse a repair that is higher than $275 that can be done "right now". Anything else I would ask to see the receipt for the part after the technician goes to pick it up. Oh, when it comes to Freon, a lot of companies are charging $70 to $200 per pound as I write this. Truth is, most of these companies are paying no more than $10 per pound even if they get a bad deal when they buy it.Freon can be put into the system very quickly yet the company will charge you not only a diagnostic trip charge but a couple hundred dollars for 3 pounds of freon they can put into your system in about 10 minutes... it is crazy and you should not stand for it! Coil Clean

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