Problem with your Commercial AC?
When the HVAC cuts out at your workplace, it’s imperative that you get things running again as quickly as possible and GALVEZ AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INC understand. We pride ourselves on answering calls quickly and diagnosing problems accurately. Our professional techs don’t stop working until the job is done and you are satisfied.
Cost to Repair a Commercial AC
Having a working air conditioning unit is something that a lot of people take for granted, especially in the summer. However, when the air conditioning unit breaks, it becomes immediately clear just how much it was relied on. Unfortunately, it always seems as though air conditioning units break at the worst possible times.
Average to Repair Commercial AC
The cost to repair a broken air conditioning unit can vary depending on the specific problem and the brand of air conditioner being serviced. Of course, with occasional maintenance and quick resolution for the most common repairs, your AC unit should last a very long time, up to 20 years if you’re lucky.
AC Unit Repair Cost Factors
Of course, there are certain factors that can increase or decrease your air conditioner service cost. Those factors include:
The average lifespan of an AC unit is 15 years. Just like us, AC units get beat up and slow down over the years. As such, the older the unit is, the more expensive your repair will be. While the extent of the damage will certainly play a bigger role in your average HVAC repair bill, age will factor in.
If you’re unit is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing the air conditioner. Many pros go by the $5,000 rule. Multiple the repair cost by the age of the unit. If it’s over $5,000, replace; do not repair.
Sadly, HVAC issues seem to come up at the worst times. That’s because most of us do not use the air conditioner until summer or late spring. Clearly, these are the months cool, constant air is most appreciated. Believe it or not, other homeowners are going through the same dilemma.
Since HVAC pros know they’re in high demand in the summer, they tend to charge more than a repair required in January or October. Essentially, just like a plumber, they charge extra for emergency repairs. As demand goes up, so does supply.
As you might expect, the more efficient the unit is (or newer), the lower your average AC repair cost will be. Keep in mind, if for some reason your high-efficient repair bill is high, you’re still saving on energy costs every month through your electric and gas bills.
The less work your system has to apply, the longer it will last. Therefore, adjusting your thermostat or opening the windows can greatly deter and lower certain AC maintenance and repair costs.
Install a programable thermostat to control temperatures. Don’t apply so much force (e.g. lower temperatures) when it’s not needed. This will not only lower the lifetime cost of the unit, but extend it as well.
We will get into specifics later, but there are plenty of recommended maintenance items all homeowners should strongly consider if you want you to extend the lifespan of your AC unit. Furthermore, regular maintenance prevents certain repairs less organized homeowners see every few years. Some easy and highly recommended AC unit maintenance tasks include:
- Changing Filters
- Close Open Spaces
- Clean Coils
- Annual Tune-ups
All AC repairs were not created equal. While a new filter could cost as low as $20, a refrigerant leak repair can cost up to $1,600 depend kind refrigerant. Just like any aspect of the building, certain repairs will mostly depend on the damage. Clearly, the more serious issues will cost more. That not only means more time for the HVAC pro, but more complexity and materials as well. Sadly, neither come without a hefty markup.
❄ Customer Reviews ❄
What a great guy/service, came out, had to redo/repair the mess I made putting in a new thermostat, replaced the parts that blew, generally checked the whole unit, and it cost much less than I had anticipated – I will always call Galvez A/C for any future A/C needs
November 20, 2020
IF YOU EVER HAVE A/C ISSUES – THIS COMPANY (CEO JOSE GALVEZ) SAVED US – LITERALLY! I have lived in Arizona my entire life and I am 37. I have had several different homes from the West Valley to the East Valley and graduated from ASU in 2009. I have NEVER seen a Company care more about their customers than this Company. Our air conditioning went out 3 weeks ago and I am a full time attorney with two children who are in the midst of home schooling now with the pandemic as Gilbert is providing online courses for my children. I had been going outside to flip the breaker on and off as well as turning off my unit just to get by until the a/c repair company came out. I had FOUR companies come out to fix my unit and most told me that it would be 3 to 4 weeks more because of COVID-19 and other issues. My compressor, in the meantime, completely quit and my house inside raised to 95 degrees in temperature. I lost 3 animals and have heart issues. I was worried about my family and worried about how I would be able to provide for them if something happened as heat worsens my condition. My kind neighbors ended up giving me a place to stay while we waited for everything to get fixed. The 4th company to come out told me they would treat me right and promised not to price gouge. They ended up telling me it would be $11,200 to replace my a/c. They didn’t even climb into my attic to really find the problem. To make matters worse, I found out that they were only paying $3,500 for the unit they were charging me $11,200 to fix. I was at a loss and called a close friend asking for help. I have been struggling to make ends meet as several of my corporate clients have gone under with so much going on in the world and now I was trying to work from my neighbor’s home. I was worried about this personal emergency causing me to be unable to work for the clients that I have left. My fried recommended Jose to me and I was leary because all of the prior 4 companies had been so dishonest and seemed to not care about my predicament. Jose came out immediately and told me it would cost half the price of what every other company quoted me. He was honest, fair, and showed me why my A/C had broken down. He climbed into the attic and took time to actually find out what had happened. My A/C had broken twice last summer and this was the second time this summer. We moved into this home last year and I was starting to believe we would never find someone to fix the real problem. Arizona heat is brutal and a broken A/C disrupts Arizonan’s entire lives, especially with children in the home and pets. It is a health emergency. Jose treated it that way and told me everything was going to be okay. I had broken down crying because it was all so much and he was so professional despite how embarrassed I was to be a corporate attorney who couldn’t even handle everything at the point he came out because so much had been disrupted in our lives without having shelter we could live in any longer. Jose ordered the new unit the same day he came to my home to find out what was going on. He came with his employees next morning at 5:30 am to install and cleaned everything before he left. He saved me and my family in a way I could never repay. I will NEVER use another A/C company and will be referring EVERYONE to him. We are back in our home and finally back to being able to live our lives and work. Jose, you have saved an attorney and her family. Thank you for being honest, kind, professional, and so hard working. Thank you for giving us our home back.
August 10, 2020
I needed someone to come out and fix my failing AC because of a previous installers poor workmanship. I saw Galvez had great reviews in my area. I ended up calling late in the day, but he was still able to come out. Mr. Galvez and his assistant showed up promptly, looking neat and professional. They redid my previous installers work quickly and accurately. Mr. Galvez was super nice, and super knowledgeable. He completed the work correctly at a fraction of what the previous installer wanted to fix their own mistake. I will definitely be using Galvez again for my future checkups and maintenance.
July 9, 2020
Galvez AC recently installed a new Ac and furnace for me. He beat out 2 other estimates, one by 4000 dollars and the other one by over $ 1000. They arrived on time and went right to work, no breaks and done in under 6 hours. Honest and very knowledgable and friendly. I cannot recommend them enough. We are highly satisfied.
April 2, 2020
Jose did our regular maintenance for several years then installed the systems in our new home. He does awesome works at fair prices. He knows what he is doing and it shows in the quality of his work. Highly recommend Galvez AC & R for all your needs, service, repair, or installation.
June 13, 2019
Called and Jose was at my house within a few hours. Doesn’t charge a trip fee , you only pay for his time and parts which aren’t doubled in price. Couldn’t be happier. Nice to find a air and heat Company that’s trust worthy and so reasonably priced. He also has no problem working week ends without charging extra. Very satisfied. 😀
May 13, 2019
My AC went out upstairs yesterday. I called Galvez Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and they were able to come out today, ON A SUNDAY!!! Not only did the issue get resolved in a timely manner, but the quality of work and integrity behind the recommendation was at the highest levels. I highly recommend Galvez Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and will do so with each and every one of my clients! Jose, thank you!
August 6, 2018
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Jose did our regular maintenance for several years then installed the systems in our new home. He does awesome works at fair prices. He knows what he is doing and it shows in the quality of his work. Highly recommend Galvez AC & R for all your needs, service, repair, or installation. Kay Cottingham Robinson
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Step by step
1. Schedule your appointment
Call us by phone (480) 528-2331 or online to schedule a time that works for you and request a free installation estimate.
2. Receive a call or text message for approximate time of arrival (ATOA).
Your designated tech will call you when they are on their way to your home. Your HVAC Specialist will call you or message you 30 minutes BEFORE arriving.
3. Know your cost estimate upfront
Your designated tech will explain the solution before any work begins and give you an estimate. You’ll be presented with “Good”, “Better”, “Best” options and prices for each. We provide you with numerous options.
4. Repair or Install
Usually, your technician has the part(s) in his truck stock to repair or install same day, depend what kind work you want.
5. Give us a short review
Your review is important for us and we want our customers to be 100% satisfied. We take the time to deeply understand your AC issue.