How to Interpret an HVAC Repair Price List - Cheap and Costly Re

The heat pump itself is the outdoor section of the system. This consists generally of the compressor, condenser coil, and fan. It also residences the reversing valve and electrical contractors. This is where your service tech will hook up his pressure gauges to see if there is the correct amount of refrigerant in your body. If refrigerant is needed, it is installed here through a interface. The bottle containing the freon will be considered by a scale before and after filling your system to determine how much was used, and you would be charged by the pound. If there is a refrigerant leak in the coil it can usually be repaired, but all the refrigerant may have to be pumped out and reinstalled.
 
Sometimes the fins Heating in Scarboroughon the condenser coil will be bent up due to hail damage or may be dirty. These can be combed out again or cleaned for little cost. When the fan or compressor do not run, or the reversing device does not change the system from heating to cooling, it is possible that only a contactor may need to be replaced. These contactors, thankfully, are low cost components. But if a lover motor or compressor needs to be replaced, it might be more expensive. The compressor is considered the most expensive component and can be array money to replace. If the condenser coil is poorly damaged or the converter needs to be replaced, it might be time to consider a new warmth pump, particularly if far more energy efficient options are available.
 
Indoors you have the air handler, which involves the evaporator shelves, indoor fan, air filtration system, humidifier, and a plenum for air ports. One of the most expensive repairs here can be for an under-slab plenum that has corroded out; this can sometimes require that part of the slab be demolished and reconstructed. It is unusual that anything goes wrong with the evaporator coils, but sometimes they need to be cleaned, which is an inexpensive operation. If the interior fan motor needs to be replaced, it can be moderately costly. Typically the air filtration system and humidifier usually only require simple repairs, replacement of filters, floats, small motors, etc. You can also get some control electronics such as the thermostat; these can range in cost from inexpensive to moderately costly. If the heat water pump outside needs to be replaced, it is also possible that you may want to replace the indoor air handler also if it will help provide you with the energy efficiency of a new system.
 
Hopefully this will help you to have a much better idea of what you are considering next time you get a repair bill for your HVAC system. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your service technician, and if you don't feel comfortable with any aspect of the repair or if it's very expensive, be certain to obtain a second view before going forward.

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