Air conditioners are put to the test every summer. During the season’s peak temperatures, these appliances often run 24 hours a day without a break. Unfortunately, some snap under the pressure, resulting in extremely expensive repairs for the homeowner. Older air conditioners are more likely to break down, but even new air conditioners are prone to unexpected problems. Consider a home warranty plan to protect your air conditioner and yourself from these scenarios.
Air conditioner repairs are among the most expensive types of home repairs. Even those repairs at the lower end of the price spectrum routinely cost hundreds of dollars, and pricey repairs run into the thousands. For example, a broken compressor alone can cost you anywhere from $1,300 to $1,800 to replace or repair. Multiple problems may cost you upwards of a few thousand dollars. An air conditioner suffering from issues with the air handler, blower, evaporator coils, and electrical system could cost you nearly $6,000 to repair.
Air conditioners are complex systems with parts that work together in order to cool your home. Oftentimes, one damaged part leads to another. For instance, an air conditioner with faulty coils will have to work harder to deliver cold air. This may result in other parts overheating, wearing excessively, and breaking, which drives up the cost of your air conditioner repairs.
If your air conditioner fails, your home may become so hot that it’s unbearable to live in. Some people pay to stay at a hotel after a serious air conditioner breakdown, especially if an elderly person or small child needs refuge from the heat. This is an added cost on top of the air conditioner repair that could put your further in the hole during a hot summer.
Protect your air conditioner and your wallet with a flexible and affordable home warranty plan from Colonial Home Warranty. We offer polices that cover both heating and cooling systems. Give us a call at (888) 481-3941 for more information.