The total air conditioner repair costs mainly depend on what is wrong with the air-con unit itself. Some air-con pros charge either an hourly rate or a per-unit rate to repair an air-conditioner. Here are some air conditioner repair costs from our top pros. Remember, this is just for labour and excludes any parts or material that may be needed.

The average air conditioner repair cost – per unit is between R350.00 – R550.00
The average air conditioner repair cost – per hour is between R250.00 – R450.00

What Affects The Air Conditioner Repair Cost?

The Unit Brand

This is a very important factor. The air conditioner brand is a very important factor. The more expensive brands also have more expensive parts which may increase the air conditioner repair cost.

Availability Of Parts

If the spares needed to repair the air conditioner are readily available it will make repair the unit much easier and therefore much cheaper. If a pro has to spend hours sourcing the parts they need, they will need to charge more for labour

The Type Of Repair

Like all other appliances and electronics, the easier the problem is to fix, the cheaper the price will be. If an aircon specialist can fix the problem in the first hour without having to replace anything, your quote will be less. The more time they need to spend on the repair, the more the price will be.

The most common air conditioning issues our experts encounter:
- Clogged or dirty filters
- A faulty thermostat
- Leaking units
- Problems draining
- Issues with the coil
- A faulty compressor
- General component replacements
- Aircon re-gassing

Replace or Repair Your Air-Conditioner?

Most often the cost to repair a unit is far cheaper than to replace the unit. If you service your air conditioner regularly then your unit will last up to 10 years. It will, of course, need some minor repaired during that time but this will still probably be cheaper than buying a new one.

If your unit is older and requires a major repair you should investigate the air conditioner repair cost against purchasing a new one. If you choose to have a new unit installed, make sure it comes with a warranty and keep it somewhere safe. That way, if you have any issues, you’ll be covered.

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