Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2017

I need an estimate for putting in a compressor and defrost board on and Aspen 2 ton AC

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


1 Answer

0
Votes

Not knowing your exact model or location, I would expect about $100 range for the board cost itself (from a repairman - more like $40-50 bought yourself), and about $750-1000 chargeout for the compressor (about $400-550 bought yourself) - and likely $600-1000 labor cost for the repair - give or take at least 25% depending on competitive pricing and locale and such. Additional $500-1000 for the gas if the unit drained out in the course of its failure (higher end for R-22 Freon, more toward lower end for R-410a). Realize these are real rough numbers - get several quotes from Heating and A/C contractors to see what the going rate for your specific model in your area is.


I presume you have considered the repair versus replacement issue, particularly if your unit is an older R-22 Freon unit. You can find a lot of previous questions with answe4rs about the repair versus replace decision and the economics of a new unit, in the Home > HVAC link under Browse Projects, at lower left, including the cheaper gas (for a few years till R-410a is also phased out) and the new warranty benefit, and particularly the risk of a repaired unit needing a new evaporator coil for around $1000-2000 if your coil is on the older side. [They tend to last about 10 years or so, so if an older one adding the $1000-2000 bill for that in maybe a few years to the repair cost can frequently drive the decision to a totally new unit, especially if old one is R-22 refrigerant and local charges for that are very high].

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy