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What are the Packages and Related Costs of Randy’s Mechanical AC Repair?

April 7, 2023 5:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A properly functioning air conditioner keeps the air cool and fresh in the hot summer and warm and cozy in the winter. You will have an awful experience if your air conditioning system malfunctions when you need it most. To avoid such a scenario, you should have the air conditioning system routinely assessed by a professional to determine whether it needs repairs.

There are several air conditioning systems, and most, if not all, have similar components. They include the following:

  • A refrigerant
  • A compressor
  • Evaporation coils
  • An expansion valve
  • Condenser coils

Types of AC Units and the Average Professional Cost to Repair

A breakdown of the types of air conditioners available and how much repairs and maintenance will cost you. An HVAC system is used in both residential and commercial settings. Here are the four types of air conditioning systems:

Window Air Conditioner

Window air conditioners have refrigeration components in a single compact box. On the outdoor side are the condenser coils to eject the heat, and on the indoor side are the evaporator coils blowing in the cool air.

Repairing your windows AC will cost approximately $75-$150. The window ACs are cheaper to improve as they have minimal issues. Common repairs involve:

  • Thermostat failure
  • Poor mounting
  • Malfunctioning compressor
  • Blower issues

Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are ideal for rooms under 500 square feet. The unit is self-contained and placed on the floor of the room. The heat is released through a hose vent to a window vent or exterior wall.

Repair costs range from $80 to $250 and require no additional mounting cost, like window ACs.

Ordinary repairs and maintenance of portable ACs include:

  • Tube condensation
  • Clogged and dirty filters
  • Thermostat issues
  • Leaks
  • Fan issues

Central Air Conditioner

The central air conditioning system is the largest and most pricy of all the units. It comprises two divisions, the evaporative and condensing units, which link to the refrigerant tubing. When installing a central air conditioner, ensure the unit fits your home. If the system is too big or small, it won’t function as it should.

Repairing a central AC will cost approximately $100 to $550. Standard air conditioning repairs include:

  • Fixing refrigerant leaks
  • Thermostat replacement
  • Clogged drain lines

Split Air Conditioners

The mini split air conditioner is also known as ductless AC. As the name suggests, the system comprises two packages. One is the condensing unit that is placed on the building’s exterior. The second is the evaporative unit responsible for cooling and distribution at the interior.

Repairing a ductless mini split AC costs about $750 to $900. Improving the mini split AC is costly as it involves repairing one of the two circuit boards on the indoor or outdoor unit.


Assessing Whether Your AC Needs Repair or Replacement

Your AC needs routine maintenance from a skilled specialist from Randy’s Mechanical, Inc. The specialist will update you on what needs repair or replacement. However, the final word lies with you, the homeowner.

Here is what to look for in your AC to determine whether the unit needs repair or replacement.

Frequent Cycling

If your air conditioning system keeps restarting more often than it should, you should consult a technician. The issue could be the entire unit or just a simple and quick tune-up.

Warm Air

If you notice that warm air is blowing through the vents, you need to check your thermostat first. Confirm the unit is in cooling mode and not heating mode. Reset the temperatures below the current room temperatures, and if the air still comes out warm, the system has an airflow restriction problem. Call a professional for proper diagnosis, calibration, and air conditioning repair.

Increase in Humidity

In high humidity, your body feels sticky and sweaty. A properly functioning AC unit automatically controls your home humidity levels. You must contact a professional to inspect your air conditioning system or install a dehumidifier.

Insufficient Airflow

Insufficient airflow could be due to duct blockage and a clear sign that your AC needs maintenance. The issue could be minor, like a clogged air filter, or dire, like a broken motor.

Strange Noise

A well-functioning air conditioning unit isn’t loud. If your air conditioner makes strange noises, it could be due to excess humidity.

The unit makes a high-pitched noise due to high-pressure build-up inside the compressor. If the noise sounds more like a bang, it is likely from wear and tear. In case of a strange noise that you can’t understand, shut down the unit and contact a technician.

Bad Odor

A stinking smell coming from your air conditioner indicates poor ventilation and dirty coils. Another cause of the foul smell is mold and mildew growing inside the unit.

It would help to address the smell concern as it can lead to serious health hazards. Clean the condensation lines and the cylinder, and don’t forget to change the filter. If it persists, shut down the AC and seek professional assistance.

Water Leaking

Several things can cause water leakage into your home. They include the following:

  • A clogged or condensed drain line
  • A rusted or damaged drain pan
  • Dirty air filter
  • Low refrigerant

You can have a technician install a float switch to your air conditioner if it doesn’t have one. The function of the float switch is to shut down the air conditioner if water overflows again.

Reach Out to Us

Are you looking for professionals to address several issues with your air conditioner and determine whether it needs replacement or repair? Randy’s Mechanical, Inc. has technicians with the skilled expertise in HVAC systems.

For over 40 years, we have offered our clients top-notch services with excellent customer satisfaction rates. Our rates are reasonable, and our work is impeccable. We provide our services at both residential and commercial levels with free estimates.

We are open only on weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please call us at (801) 226-1592 or text us at 801-400-5727. If you prefer sending an email, reach us at [email protected].

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