A new AC condenser costs runs between $900 and $4,000 for the part and installation—often almost as much as replacing the unit itself. But this price can vary depending on the unit. It should take a pro less than a day to complete this project—about four hours on average. Ask a pro if you can repair your air conditioner condenser instead of a full replacement for a fraction of the price.
AC Duct Replacement
The price to replace your duct system is about $2,000 for installation alone. To install a duct system and new HVAC system, expect to pay between $9,200 and $12,300 for a 2,500 to 3,500 square foot home, or $25 to $40 per square foot. This project can take several days, depending on the amount of ductwork needed.
AC Blower Repair
An AC blower repair can cost as little as $150. If a pro determines it’s beyond repair, then replacing a blower motor costs $250 to $800 or up to $2,000 for a high-end model. The price depends on what kind of blower motor you need, as premium models cost more money. The amount of time for this project varies, with most replacements taking about three hours.
AC Expansion Valve Repair
Entirely replacing the expansion valve costs $100 to $500. Repairing an AC expansion valve is relatively affordable depending on the repair. Your pro may refer to this as a TXV expansion valve. This project should only take a few hours.
Inverter AC Repair
Maintenance on an inverter AC unit costs about Condenser Replacement
Still, inverter AC units are more energy-efficient and can save as much as 50% to 60% in energy costs. So, this system may be worth it in the long run.
AC Fuse, Circuit Breaker, or Relay Replacement
It costs between $15 and $300 to replace fuses, circuit breakers, or relays in an AC unit. These projects are relatively fast, and most take just a couple of hours to complete.
AC Thermostat Replacement
Replacing a thermostat costs between $60 and $440, including the parts and labor. The cost to repair a thermostat is slightly less expensive. A replacement should take a professional less than two hours to complete.
AC Capacitor Repair
The cost to replace a capacitor ranges from $120 to $475. This quick project should take less than an hour when done by an experienced professional.
Evaporator Coil Replacement
The cost of replacing an evaporator coil on an air conditioning unit averages about $1,000, with the typical range usually falling between $600 and $2,000. Evaporator coils can take upwards of eight hours to replace, so most of the cost of replacement goes towards labor.
Circuit board replacement for an air conditioner averages between $150 and $700. Generally, replacing an AC circuit board is cheaper than replacing it, and if yours is under warranty, you may only have to pay for the labor to replace it which usually costs $100 to $300.
The cost for a new drain pain typically runs around $200 to $600, depending on the type. Drain pans catch the condensed water that falls from an air conditioner while it’s running and directs that water into the drain line so the unit doesn’t leak. Temperature changes can cause the drain pan to crack, which is the most common reason for replacement.
AC Repair Cost by Unit Type
There are many different types and sizes of air conditioners, and the cost to replace each differs accordingly.