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Question DetailsAsked on 5/19/2015

What is the cost to replace an air conditioner coil

We were quoted $1200 to replace the ac coil that is leaking freon (this is total cost for parts and labor). I was wondering if this seems reasonable

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Actually lower bthen I would have thought. It does depend on the brand and the size system,as well as the labor cost and profit for the contractor. In many cases the wholesale on the coil is close to that,or more.

Source: www.bayareacool.com

Answered 4 years ago by BayAreaAC

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I have seen ones that took about 10 minutes to change out, plus 15-30 minutes to refill the system and 15 minutes full-cycle test for about 1 hour labor plus the gas - have alse seen ones that took several hours to access and change out. Most manufacturers and HVAC contractors do NOT make them easy to change out, even though it is not real tough in most cases (with new construction) if you plan ahead a bit for it.


However, prices for HVAC have really shot up in the last decade and many are going to flat-rate charge sheets like auto repairmen, so like BayAreaAC I would expect that the "parts" in this case included the manufacturer replacing the coil as a warranty item - it would be unusual to get a complete new evaporator and removal/install/charge/test for under something close to $2000 or more these days.


Course, you did not say WHICH coil - if the condensor coil (outdoors) some of them are much cheaper and easier to get to for replacement too. If that were the case I would be less surprised by the cost. Either way, assuming you got a decent warranty on the new coil, you probably got a good price.


You said "quoted" - if you are unsure if it is a good price or not, get another bid or two to compare and select from.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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