How Much Does an Air Conditioner Repair Cost in Florida?

March 05, 2018

Have a broken AC? You’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost to get it up and running again.

Well, the cost to repair an air conditioner in Florida ranges from $200 to $1,000+, with an average of $350.

But the price to repair your AC will depend on the following factors:

  1. What needs to be repaired

  2. Whether the part or labor is covered under warranty

  3. Who you hire to repair the air conditioner

We’ll go into more detail about each of these factors.

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Cost factor #1: What needs to be repaired

Some AC repairs are more expensive than others. That’s because…

  • Some parts cost more than others

  • Some repairs take more time and/or require more strenuous labor than others

So without a tech looking at your air conditioner, there’s really no way for us to give you an accurate estimate of what your repair will cost you.

To give you a better sense of how widely AC repair costs can vary, we’ve provided some common Florida AC repairs below (with their respective prices). These repairs are listed from least expensive to most expensive:

  • Repairing thermostat: $80 to $250

  • Repairing fan motor: $200 to $900

  • Fixing capacitor: $170 to $400

  • Fixing circuit board: $120 to $600

  • Detecting and repairing refrigerant leak: $225 to $1,600

  • Repairing evaporator coil: $650 to $2,400 (price varies a lot because some evaporator coils are very expensive)

  • Repairing AC compressor: $1,350 to $2,000

Cost factor #2: Whether the part or labor is covered under warranty

Once a tech finds what needs to be repaired, you’ll want to check your AC’s warranty to see if the repair is covered by the manufacturer.

Tip: You can usually find your AC’s warranty on the manufacturer's website. Can’t find it there? Try contacting the manufacturer or the contractor who first installed your air conditioner.

A standard air conditioner warranty usually covers important AC parts (like the compressor) up to 10 years. Smaller parts are usually covered anywhere from 1–5 years.

Note: A standard warranty typically only covers labor needed to repair a broken part 6 months to 1 year after installation. So unless the repair falls within that timeframe, labor for the repair won’t be covered.

However, if you paid for an extended warranty, then not only are AC parts covered, but the labor to replace the broken part may also be covered too.

However, beware of 2 situations that could void your AC warranty:

  1. You haven’t regularly maintained your air conditioner. Most warranties require your air conditioner to be regularly maintained by a professional annually, or else the warranty isn’t valid.

  2. You never registered your AC with the manufacturer to begin with. That would mean the manufacturer has no record of your air conditioner, which would make your warranty invalid.

Cost factor #3: Who you hire to repair the air conditioner

The better the contractor, the more they’ll likely charge to fix your air conditioner. So remember: you get what you pay for.

That said, you’ll want to find a contractor who does quality work because a poorly-repaired air conditioner can lead to bigger repairs in the future.

To help you find a high quality contractor in Florida, we’ve created a checklist of things to look for before you hire them:

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