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An air conditioning service invoice is a post-service bill that is issued for the repair, installation, and routine maintenance of air conditioning systems. Technicians issue the document to collect payment for services rendered to both business and residential customers. The terms of the payment can be set up to be immediate, after a certain number of days, or a specific date.
Table of Contents
- What Is an Air Conditioning Technician?
- Air Conditioning Services + Prices
- How Often Should Air Conditioners Be Serviced?
- Air Conditioning Technician Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)
An air conditioning (AC) technician is a hands-on worker that ensures commercial and residential air-cooling systems are in working order by means of part installation, replacement, or fabrication. AC technicians’ work is a subset of HVAC, which stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Although HVAC technicians work on a variety of machines, AC technicians focus solely on units that clean and cool air. This focused work can be provided by freelancers as well as AC companies. In invoices, technicians include the parts, materials, or cost of any unit(s) installed in addition to the amount of labor it took to install said parts or units. For those looking to enter the AC repair field, the classes taken will typically be focused on HVAC as a whole.
For AC technicians starting a freelance career or for established businesses looking for a reference point for how to price their services, the following list was compiled by cross-comparing the average AC repair prices published by both Angie’s List and improvenet.
- Refrigerant leak detection + repair
- Low: $200
- High: $1600
- AC recharge
- Low: $160
- High: $750
- Circuit board replacement
- Low: $100
- High: $600
- Replacement thermostat
- Low: $60
- High: $250
- Drain Line Flush
- Low: $75
- High: $250
- Air compressor replacement
- Low: $1350
- High: $2300
The wide range in prices is due to the time it takes the technician, the quality of the replacement parts, and the age and size of the AC unit.
Regular maintenance of air conditioning systems can prevent costly repairs further down the road. According to Angie’s List, air conditioning systems should be cleaned a minimum of once (1) per year to ensure efficiency and reduce the likelihood of it requiring costly service later on. This typically includes removing built-up dust and debris, inspecting the unit, and replacing its air filter.
Although a subset of HVAC, air conditioning technicians are often paid a similar salary and hourly rate. Because of this, the statistics for HVAC tech’s can be found below: