How Much Does an Air Conditioner Repair Cost in Boise, Idaho?

April 20, 2018

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The cost to repair an air conditioner in Boise Idaho ranges from $160 to $3,800, with most homeowners paying around $600 on average.

We know—that’s a really big range.

But that’s because home air conditioning repairs can vary a lot in price based on these 3 main factors:

  1. What’s wrong with your AC
  2. Your AC warranty
  3. The contractor you hire

Let’s go into more detail about each of these cost factors...

Cost factor #1: What’s wrong with your AC

This is the biggest cost factor when it comes to home AC repairs in Boise.

And the reason is simple: Some Boise AC repairs require a lot of labor or expensive replacement parts, and other repairs don’t.

So without a professional HVAC actually inspecting your AC system and diagnosing the problem, there’s no way to give you an accurate price estimate.

But to give you a better idea of what you could pay, we’ll share some common air conditioning repairs with their average prices:

  • Compressor replacement: $1,800 to $3,800
  • Evaporator coil replacement: $1,200
  • Blower motor replacement: $580 to $1,500
  • Capacitor replacement: $168 to $420
  • Contactor replacement: $160 to $400
  • Thermostat replacement: $250 to $450

Some of those AC repairs are quite expensive. But luckily, some of the more expensive repairs may be covered under warranty.

Which leads us to cost factor #2…

Cost factor #2: Your AC warranty

Depending on your AC warranty, parts needed to repair the unit, the labor required to repair the unit, or both may be covered.

AC warranties fall into 2 categories:

  • Parts warranty
  • Labor warranty

Let’s look at both…

Parts warranty

When you first purchased your air conditioner in Boise, it came with a limited parts warranty that covers important AC parts like…

  • The compressor
  • The evaporator coil
  • The condenser

Usually a limited parts warranty will cover those important AC parts for 5 to 10 years from the day your AC was first installed. Less expensive parts are usually covered for 1 to 5 years.

However, if you purchased an extended warranty then important AC parts may be covered by the manufacturer for up to 15 years (smaller parts are usually 5 to 10 years). You’ll need to check your warranty to see what parts are covered and for how long.

Can’t find the printed copy of your parts warranty? Try searching for your AC model number on the manufacturer's website and see if you can find the warranty there. If you can’t, contact the manufacturer, as they should have this information.

Labor warranty

The contractor who first installed your air conditioner probably included a 1–2 year warranty that will cover any labor costs if something breaks down in that time frame. If you paid for an extended warranty, that time frame may be longer.

Don’t know what’s covered in your labor warranty? Contact the contractor who first installed your AC system as they will have that information.

For more information about the warranties we offer, visit our guarantee page.

Cost factor #3: The contractor you hire

The AC contractor you hire to repair your system will also determine how much you’ll pay.

Generally speaking, more experienced HVAC contractors who do high quality work charge more for their repair services.

That’s why a higher price tag (although it shouldn’t be over the top) shouldn’t deter you from hiring a contractor. You get the quality of service that you pay for.

And a slipshod repair will only cost you more money in the long run, so it’s better to get the repair done right the first time.

As you search for a quality contractor, make sure…

  • They’ve been in business for a long time (at least 10 years)
  • They're licensed and insured
  • They give you an upfront repair estimate in writing (so there are no surprises when you get the bill)
  • They have good online client service reviews on sites like Better Business Bureau, Facebook, Google and Yelp

Need an AC repair from a Boise professional?

We’ll send over one of our trusted techs to give you an honest and fair estimate to repair your air conditioner.

Visit our AC repair service page to learn more about what to expect when you hire us.