This is a really good question, and one we’re often confronting with homeowners who think they’re paying too much for AC repair costs. While they might be paying more than they should be, there’s a misconception going around that AC repairs shouldn’t cost very much at all. This isn’t really the case.
Air conditioning repair in Savannah, GA has gotten more expensive over the past few years for a variety of reasons. From inflation, to the advent of amateurs and subpar contractor service, to the utilization of more high-tech equipment, repairs aren’t as simple as they used to be. Houses are getting larger, systems are getting more efficient, and the “quick fix” performed by a neighbor from the good old days isn’t really a thing anymore.
So, let’s talk about the specifics behind our pricing model. We’ll go into detail about why our repairs cost as much as they do, and give you a little bit of justification as to why we might be a bit more expensive than the amateur down the street.
Air conditioner systems are becoming more and more energy efficient. Even though AC technology is becoming more complicated, this is always good news. This means your system will consume far less energy than a unit would have 10 or 20 years ago, bringing your energy bills down and your thermostat lower as well.
That being said, high-efficiency technology tends to be more complex and requires technicians who really know what they’re doing. This isn’t like fixing a piece of furniture—your AC is simply harder to fix than it used to be.
More Reliable Parts
Sometimes homeowners can find amateurs who will do AC repairs for a cheaper price, or they find a video online that makes them think they can do it themselves. While the decision is ultimately yours, this can be a huge problem for a number of reasons.
Amateurs and DIY homeowners don’t often choose the right sized parts, or parts made of the right materials. These less reliable, off-brand products can break easily and cause you even more repair hassles down the line. This is an addition to the slew of other problems that can come with DIY repairs.
Bigger Houses, More Power
Homes are becoming bigger which means we need systems that are more powerful than they used to be. These larger, high-tech air conditioners are more complicated and thus require some really specialized support when they need repairs.
Air conditioners don’t just function on their own. They utilize ductwork, thermostats, and the electrical system of your home, which can all need help. That’s why certified and licensed AC technicians these days need to be well-versed in smart thermostat technology, as well as electrical systems. This extra bit of experience and knowledge costs more in the labor market.
Good Service Costs More
Simply put, customer service sells. Some amateurs or neighborhood friends might offer cheaper prices but they’re an absolute nightmare to work with. We don’t believe stress should be a cost of business, which is why our technicians are friendly and our prices are as low as we can get them.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for AC repair.Allow us to do a quality job at a fair price.