Air Conditioning (AC) Repair Services in Denver and Thornton
Below are some average flat rate prices for typical repairs to residential air conditioners.
These prices are for residential standard parts and repairs. OEM, commercial and special order parts may cost more and sometimes require shipping charges. Our expert service technician will determine the problem and provide a firm quote for the AC repair or service needed.
Basic AC Repair
This service covers most minor repairs that don’t require replacement parts or more than 30 minutes to complete the service.
Regular hours average cost $99
After-Hours average cost $175
AC Coil Cleaning
AC’s have indoor and outdoor coils that can become plugged overtime, this will reduce air flow drastically affecting the AC’s efficiency and capacity.
Basic outdoor coil cleaning $99
Basic indoor coil cleaning $325
This service replaces a faulty AC capacitor using matching MFD and voltage ratings.
Average cost $450
Condenser Fan Motor Replacement
This service replaces a faulty condenser motor including a new dual capacitor.
220v Motors Average cost $825-$1050
Variable Speed Motors $1150-$1550
Hard Start Kit
This service installs a hard start kit device as an attempt to start an AC compressor that is stuck. This may be a temporary solution, sometimes the compressor or the AC may need to be replaced.
Average Cost $425
This service replaces a faulty contactor including rewiring at the contactor.
2 Pole Average cost $385
3 Pole Average cost $485
This service replaces a bad step down transformer. Damaged wiring & electrical repairs cost extra if required.
Average Cost $485
(Wiring & electrical repairs extra)
Blown High Voltage Fuses
This service replaces faulty AC fuses that may wear out due to age. In many cases the fuses are blown due to an electrical problem in the components or electrical wiring. Component or wiring repairs are billed separately.
Average Cost $275
This service replaces a faulty standard thermostat with a standard programmable or non-programmable model, ask our technician about Wi-Fi models.
Programmable models $375
Non-Programmable models $325
All AC’s use some type of refrigerant, the refrigerant does not wear out but will be lost if a leak exists. Sometimes the leak is minor and just a small amount of refrigerant is required to top it off, others won’t hold the refrigerant for very long. It is recommended to locate and repair leaks to resolve the problem.
This service is intended to top off refrigerant in systems that have lost a small amount of refrigerant over a long period of time only, leak repairs will be quoted separately.
Add up to 2 lbs. R410A refrigerant $425
Add up to 2 lbs. R22 refrigerant $825
Leak repairs are quoted separately.
There are other failures that may require additional air conditioning repairs not listed here, our Denver technicians will quote a fair flat rate price following our company guidelines. You have the option to accept the repair quote or to pay only the diagnostic fee
10% Senior Discount
On Parts Replacement
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We recommend that you start with our $60 trip & diagnostic (Free with air conditioning repairs) available between 8am – 4pm M-F.
This gets a technician to your house to determine the problem. Light commercial service available, call for rates.
After hours AC service and repairs available until 8pm daily including weekends & holidays. Trip & Diagnostic is $175.00, any needed parts and repairs are billed at regular rates.
Once the service tech determines the problem you will receive a flat rate quote for the air conditioning repairs.
If you don’t want the repairs made you pay only the applicable trip & diagnostic fee.
Senior Citizen customers 65 and over can request a 10% discount on repair parts.
AC Service and Repair in Denver
When an air conditioner is not operating properly it will have to be diagnosed by one of our service technicians to determine the problem, in some cases the problem is minor, others require parts, refrigerant and sometimes you may need a new air conditioner replacement and installation.
Denver’s hot spells make home air conditioning a highly valued amenity. If your household includes infants, elderly, and seriously ill individuals, air conditioning is often a necessity. Don’t wait for a breakdown. Our AC service and repair technicians will perform the manufacturer’s recommended routine and preventative maintenance on your air conditioner. We recommend that your air conditioner be inspected each year, usually a month or two before you will be using it. You will have peace of mind that your air conditioner will perform at maximum efficiency throughout the summer season in Denver, CO.
Even so, you should be alert for problems that can become major if not attended to:
- Strange smells coming from the air conditioning unit or system
- Filters that are dirty or clogged and need cleaning
- Unusual noises coming from the unit
- Insufficient cool air delivered by the unit
- Oil leaks from the unit, usually a thick blackish-brown liquid
What to Check if Your AC Is Not Working Properly
If your AC is not working at all, first check that it is getting power. A tripped fuse or switch is easy to repair by opening your electrical panel and finding the AC switch. It will be 240 volts. If it is off, simply switch it back on. If the switch does not trip again, you do not have a problem. Next check the thermostat. It should be set to “cool” and the temperature should be set at 3 degrees lower than the reported air temperature. Make sure the thermostat batteries do not need replacing. Check the switch in the furnace or air handler and in the outdoor compressor. In a metal box mounted by the compressor, there is usually a disconnect switch. Make sure that it is on.
If your AC is working, but not cooling the house as well as it did previously, do the following:
- Check windows and doors. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, one of the top air conditioning problems is open windows and outside doors. Even a crack in door and window openings can make a difference in your air conditioner’s capacity to cool your house. Also, if you are experiencing an unusual amount of door traffic, wait until the door is closed for an hour before deciding if you have a problem.
- Remove brush and debris from an outside unit and surrounding area as this will interfere with air intake and can slow your system.
- Check the condenser coil and the surrounding area of an outdoor unit. Dirty coils interfere with the transfer of heat and make your unit work harder and wear out faster.
- Install a programmable thermostat, which saves energy and is more accurate.
- Inspect filters and replace dirty ones.
- Check ducts for rips and tears and have them repaired.
- Check drainage lines. Water leaks can damage your home as well as your air conditioning system.
- Check the refrigerant level. If there is ice buildup on the copper lines or evaporator coil, you probably have a leak. A qualified HVAC and home services expert needs to look at it. Some leaks can be repaired and more refrigerant added. However, if there are multiple leaks a new unit may be needed.
Quality Air Conditioning Repair and Service
At Denver, CO based Rabbit Heating, we value your time. Our expert technicians will make a timely visit to inspect your air conditioning system, recommend repairs, replacements or a system cleaning, provide a detailed cost list for your approval, and do the work when it is most convenient for you.
Whether you need a new air conditioner or a repair on your existing unit, Rabbit Heating is a licensed, insured A+ BBB member serving the Denver area. Please contact us with your questions and concerns. We have qualified and experienced technicians in Denver, CO that are ready to serve you with individualized solutions and complete your request. We are happy to offer our senior customers (65 and older) a 10 percent discount on repair parts. Call us today to learn more about our heating and air conditioning services in Denver and schedule an appointment. We serve Denver and surrounding areas including Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Arvada, Littleton, Arvada, Centennial and more!
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