Question about Heating & Cooling

4 Answers

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!

Posted by on

  • 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?

×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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 one....help my emial is: smmhgatuz@optonline.net
i appreciate any bodies help...thanks a lot...

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hole in aluminum base coil of 3.5 ton air conditioner needs repair kit



Posted on May 26, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Central air conditioner


first you will have to find out where the leak is. a lot of times it can leak where the high and low pressure lines connect to the back of the compressor. the rubber o-rings often fail. replace the o-rings if that is where your leak is. and always grease the o-rings when installing the new ones.

Sep 19, 2016 | Heating & Cooling

3 Answers

Does the intertherm polaris need freon recharge?


If it is working ok, no.most small AC units don't even have a place to refill. When a refill is needed it is due to a hole or other damage and must be repaired and a valve added for refilling. Freon will not evaporate or go bad from age. On a car A/C it will leak from a bad or dried out seal or bad valve which a small unit doesn't have.

Jul 20, 2014 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

1 Answer

My ac is blowing warm air. It is running but not cooling. What do you think is wrong


ac is not blowing cold and i have had the freon refilled and leaks fixed any other thing it could be

May 20, 2010 | Whirlwind FH-778 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Why the central air conditioner unit run out of freon at all times


it has a leak....freon system is a closed system, and should never run out of freon...leaks are sometimes hard to find.

Jan 25, 2010 | Whirlwind FH-778 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I purchased an AC of samsung last year in 2008 The guarantee of comprassure is 5 year Now the compressure is out of order and has to be replaced. my problem is the compressure is under guarantte they are...


Hi, you are right, some companies will just replace your compressor, without charge once it's under guarantee, if they replace your compressor and want to charge you to refill your system, it's not fair, because they normally use a system to remove freon from a/c, clean it and reused back in a/c when they replace compressor, if they didn't replace compressor, they can't charge you for freon, because they didn't use , if your system had a leak, yes, they can charge you , for repair of leak, and refilling with freon. good luck.

Aug 03, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Central AC unit not cooling


If you have access to your piping system you may use a soap bubbles to test the pipe connection. the leak gas will blow the bubbles if there is leaking. But if your system is out off freon gas, you can not use this method. just try it check the connection first put the bubbles around it.

Jun 04, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Central air freezing up


Low freon causes this problem. It could be the compressor going bad, but 99% of the time it is that the freon is low, have it leak tested and also have freon added

May 23, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Lg 2hp split air condition needs original refill gas


hi! there,
well! there several factor to be consider in
insufficient cooling effect,
1. under charge, low charge of freon
how to detect: Check oprerating current
using clamp ammeter ,
clamp on one line and
take reading compare
this to rated current on
manuals if below
your system is under
charge,recharge
freon 22 ,if same is good

check also on sight
glass located on hi side
if bubbles appear your
system is under charge
irecharge if clear still
good.

Freon 22 and others are refrigerant gas and easily evaporate when they escape on athmospheric pressure.they are dagerous to our athmosphere if they expose,they destroy our stratosphere that filter sunlight coming to earth the radio active of sun cannot enter or block by stratosphere if this destroy radio active affect our mother earth.
so in charging freon,they should not escape or leak in our athmosphere take all necessary precaution,there is international law about freon leaking on air,try to update on this issue.



2. evaporator coil and blower should always maintain in obstruction and paricles blocking the fin.if the ice is developed on eveporator this mean evaporator is dirty need to be clean also with fan and blower.they cannot blow air sufficiently due to ice solidified on fin to block air passage.also, on condenser tube fin don let to distored rejection of heat sufficienly help good evaporation of freon .

if fan and blower has insufficient in blowing of air, change bearing, perfomance
will improve in full effeciency.
so cheers and have a nice day to london
guys thank's

Apr 03, 2009 | Panasonic CW-1006FU Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Punctured an air-conditioner Freon line


when the freon is released from the unit,you have to repair the leak,pull a vacumm to rid any moisture in system then refill with freon,if you dont have the equipment,it would be cheaper to just replace the unit

Nov 09, 2008 | Maytag M7Y15F2A Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have central air and it comes on but blows out air (not cold) and only stays on for a few minutues and then shuts off and continues this cycle


Your central air needs Freon R-22, do not use it, it is going to damage your compressor.

Check the leak first, fix it and fill up Freon R-22 by professional licensed AC person.

Jul 07, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

10,195 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2035 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Cris Sparks
Cris Sparks

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...