We’ve all heard the saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true when it comes to your health, but what about your HVAC system?
Take it from us—it 100 percent does. The only reasons to skip yearly AC maintenance are because you don’t mind high electric bills, you’d rather save a little now but spend a lot later, or you don’t really care if your AC breaks down.
Of course, these aren’t typically the reason homeowners skip out on their yearly maintenance. So, what is?
HVAC Maintenance Costs
Yep, the main reason most people fail to schedule regular help from their HVAC service in Atlanta is fear over what it’s going to cost them. It isn’t that they are fine with the high cost of repair or replacement that will be a direct result of lack of maintenance; it is more that they are paralyzed while wondering about the “what-ifs.”
Let’s eliminate that fear by diving into the reality of annual HVAC maintenance costs.
Breaking it Down
The foundation of the cost of maintenance is the appointment itself. This usually runs around $200 and covers a simple tune-up. While this isn’t too thorough, it is better than nothing. As services are added on, the price increases. A reputable residential heating and air conditioning service should only add on the items your HVAC system truly needs.
Some additional services you might require and their typical costs are as follows :
- Replacement air filters: $60
- Replacement evaporator coils: $400
- Replacement condenser coils: $750
- Replacement compressor: $2,000
- Refrigerant refill: $500
- Leak repair: $750
- New fan motor: $700
- Ductwork repair: $500
- Thermostat replacement: $500
- Duct cleaning: $250
Keep in mind that with annual maintenance, you are less likely to need these repairs than if you just wait for issues to develop. In other words, while the maintenance itself costs money, it helps you avoid larger expenses related to repairs and replacement and even keeps your energy bills down. Remember: how long an HVAC system lasts depends on how good you treat it.
If it has been more than a year since your last HVAC maintenance visit, now is the time to take action. Call Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning at 404-350-2300 or schedule your HVAC maintenance service through our convenient contact page.