Often when the AC or heat stops working the first thought is “That is going to be expensive”.
Whether you are considering buying an entirely new HVAC system or just needing a repair, having your unit on the fritz causes your stress level to go up. It’s easy to disregard how vital your HVAC unit is to maintain your comfort in Portland all year long and be focused on the bottom line number – The looming bill.
“Why is AC repair so expensive?” is a question we hear often. The truth is that there are many factors that contribute to the expense involved in repairing an air conditioning or furnace unit. When everything is running perfectly, you don’t always stop to recognize the work and efficiency that is coming from your heating and cooling equipment.
So where do these costs come from?
If you are considering a new system, don’t forget that the prices can vary depending on features. Service experts at Comfort Solutions Heating & Cooling in Portland will help you find a system that’s right for you balancing your needs and fitting in with your available budget.
However, heating and air conditioning systems themselves aren’t the lone costs. There are some additional costs through the installation process that some people forget about. When considering the cost of repair, it is also important to consider the cost of the parts needed. Most parts are expensive, even to the company that provides your service.
Most of us rely heavily on our heating and air conditioning system to keep us warm or cool all year long. So, it is reasonable that you would like a trustworthy and qualified technician to install and maintain your system. Our technicians must complete special training and certifications. They have to continually keep up with the latest upgrades, trends, and innovations in HVAC systems. Comfort Solutions hires qualified technicians that will correctly install and repair HVAC systems.
HVAC overhead costs are significant for our technicians.
They are all over the Portland area servicing our customers to visit numerous job sites, which means that fuel costs can accumulate quickly. To be an effective tech you have to have the right tools for the job as well as all of the supplies ready to go and stocked on each and every service vehicle so your AC or heat can be back on and in working order quickly.
In conclusion, when you consider all factors, perhaps AC repair or installation is not as “expensive” as you may have thought. However, you should expect the best service from your HVAC company. Also, a reliable HVAC company should really give you options for different price points and be able to explain the advantages of each level. Why is AC repair in Portland so expensive? Hopefully, it is because you are paying for quality parts and quality service with a great warranty. If not, you are likely dealing with the wrong HVAC company.
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