Prices for A-C repair run into the thousands. Here's how the homeowner could have save hundreds

Prices for parts vary by as much as $600
Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 16:04:06-04

We called for a second opinion after reviewing Gloria Gardner's A-C repair bills over the last two years. Air West sent out a tech with 13 years’ experience. Matt Lind examined the U-V light that set Gardner back $1379. And the filtration system cost this 85 year old $1395. 

 Gardner’s neighbor Alan Kiehle contacted us after reviewing all of Gardner’s bills over the last two years and consulting with two other A-C businesses in Pasco County.

 We obtained pricing for filtration systems with seven local businesses. The prices ranged from $150-$695.

 What about that U-V light? They are popular for protecting against mold but they don't have to cost four figures.  Quotes from those same companies ranged from $250-$695.

We called the A-C contractor that installed the parts. They pointed to the quality of the filtration system and U-V light. Regardless the onus is on the consumer to get a second opinion and third quote from a licensed A-C contractor who comes recommended from people you know and trust.