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Question DetailsAsked on 12/2/2017

What is the Hourly rate for a A/C tech in Florida to service my unit.

my A/C needs to be checked for a Freon leak.

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Hourly rates in your area, I would expect a range from around $60/hr - $150/hr for the one-man freelancer (who at $60/hr probably would not be legally licensed and bonded and insured) to the largest full-capability firms, but probably mostly around $75-125/hr. However. many HVAC firms (and plumbers and electricians more so now too) charge an initial service call fee of $100-175 for the trip plus up to the first hour of labor, then the hourly rate after that - so for a diagnosis I would be prepared for that level of service call fee.

Obviously, Heating and A/C is the Search the List category to find well-rated vendors to call to handle your job.

Since you suspect a freon leak, presumably your A/C is not cooling as it should. You should turn off the power to it (or turn off thermostat) so it does not run till fixed, because running it with significantly low refrigerant can trash the compressor. This is because the refrigerant running through the compressor carries away much of the heat 9which is then removed in the outdoor condensor coil), and the coolant also moves the lubricatant around in the system - low coolant can result in the lubricantnot getting to the compressor as needed, frying it in short order.

Because you suyspect coolant leak, here are linsk to a few related questions with answers - you can find lots more prior questions about A/C issues,, typicall cost ranges, and discussions of the repair versus replace issue if a major component like evaporator coil or comporessor is shot and need replacing. Also discussions about replacing coolant without finding and repairing a significant leak, which a lot of less than professionalv vendors do, but are not necessarily doing you a favor by doing so.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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