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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Condenser Coil?

A closeup of an opened ductless AC unit showing the condenser coil part

Replacing a condenser coil can cost anywhere from $900 to more than $3,000, labor costs included. If you're wondering why condenser coil replacement costs have such a big range, it's because there are numerous differences between one condenser and another.

To further explain, in this article, we’ll review:

If you suspect there's a problem with your condenser coils, act quickly. Sometimes, all you need is a maintenance visit to get everything working smoothly again.

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Factors Affecting Replacement Costs

Condenser coil replacement costs vary tremendously based on what kind of coil you need, the size of the air conditioning unit, the labor needed to handle the switch, any additional repairs needed, and whether or not the system is under warranty.

When looking at the type of coil, you'll see the materials and what type of cooling is used. There are air-cooled and water-cooled condensers, but in most residential homes, air-cooled is the standard. If the coils are aluminum or aluminum alloy, they tend to be less expensive to install but may cost a little more to run. Copper coils are more expensive but last longer and cool more efficiently. The size of the coil also helps determine the cost of the repair. Larger units need larger coils, which have higher prices.

One of the biggest factors that can impact how much a condenser coil costs is the labor required for installation. Depending on the make and model, replacing condenser coils can usually be finished in about three hours. Unless there are additional repairs that need to be taken care of, labor costs are usually about half of the cost of replacing condenser coils.

Average Cost of Condenser Coil Replacement

On average, the cost of replacing an AC condenser coil can range from $100 to $1,500 or more for just the part. Labor expenses typically double the cost, while any additional repairs can drive the price up even further. Just keep in mind that actual costs can vary, so be sure to get an estimate before any work is done. You'll also want to ask about any post-repair warranties or guarantees to help you keep your costs down in the long term. At Comfort Experts, we have a 2-year labor guarantee on our condenser coil replacements.

Why AC Maintenance Can Help You Avoid Future Issues

Investing in regular AC maintenance can significantly reduce the likelihood of costly repairs or replacements, including the need to replace a condenser coil. During our AC tune-up service, we perform comprehensive inspections to catch any issues before they become expensive repairs. This can help keep your condenser coils in good condition for much longer.

It's also important to note that regular maintenance helps your AC unit run better. Keeping your system in good repair means it won't have to work too hard to keep your home cool. Plus, you'll save on wear and tear from your AC system running with a fault. Not every fault causes your AC to shut down. But, any fault can turn into a major repair if not fixed timely.

Reducing wear is one of the reasons why many warranty agreements also require homeowners to have their AC system maintained by a professional each year. Keep your warranty in good standing and your electric bill low with a yearly maintenance service.

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