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Fair price to fix central air conditioner leak & refill with freon

Hi there. I have a central air conditioner and was just told that there is no freon in it. The repairman said we have a leak somewhere and he will need to find it, repair it and then refill the system with freon. He already looked for obvious leaks (found nothing) next, he he'll check weld points and do a detailed search to find it. Is there some type of a price range that would be fair for this type of repair. My system is only 5 years old - a Trane XL13i. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Exact same problem. They want 1400 to find the leak and refill it. Over 400 just to not fix it but refill it. I told them we needed to think on it. The price sounds outrageous to me!

  • darlinbarb May 21, 2009

    I think I must have called the same service company. Immediately going up on my roof, unscrewing and pointing a tool at it; he told me I have a leak. It would cost about $1200 to find it and fix it, or he can just refill it and see how long it lasts. That cost me 200 for 4# freon, and only 49.00 for the visit. That was sunday the 10th, monday the 18th, it was blowing hot air. He had also mentioned he could change out the entire unit for $1200. He was at my house for about 30 mins in all, including filling out the paper-work. How/where do I get other opinions?


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I have heard that there is a spray you can use that will not damage your system and seals the leak when it comes in contact with oxygen

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Put freon on my central air,4 days later its empty,hotair again coming out of the vent,how do i find the leak.cant afford a new my emial is:
i appreciate any bodies help...thanks a lot...

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Make sure that all service caps are tightened with a wrench after refill of freon. I also have a small leak in my AC but it took a whole year for the next refill. A bad AC "professional" just wanted to replace my AC for more money. So he might have loosened the service caps on purpose to let the new freon leak. I'll have to replace the evaporator coil (13 seer) eventually for $1,800.

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