See our response to recent issues regarding COVID-19

Patrick Riley
Proudly Serving Greater Phoenix | See our service area

What Goes Into the Price of HVAC and Plumbing Repairs & Installations


Why Do HVAC and Plumbing Repair Costs Range So Much?

  • Expertise and Convenience: Home service companies need the resources to retain top-performing technicians and plumbers to perform repairs efficiently in varying weather conditions. They must have enough team members available for extended service hours and to satisfy customer needs.
  • Accurate Diagnostics and Repairs the Right Way the First Time: Companies that invest in upfront and ongoing training in all brands and models have technicians and plumbers with stronger diagnostic skills. For example, Patrick Riley has an extensive and comprehensive training program and facility. A highly-trained service team is more likely to accurately diagnose and repair during the first visit. Customers want to know their hired technicians and plumbers are knowledgeable and capable and that they can rely on 5-star companies to diagnose, source the needed parts, and complete the repairs more efficiently and reliably than they could on their own.
  • Reassurance That the Company Will Be There For Years: Established companies must factor in more overhead costs (such as building maintenance, inventory and tools, service vehicles, fuel and driving, warehouse and parts sourcing time, taxes, and administrative paperwork) than smaller contractors operating solely out of a truck. However, you can trust these companies to stay in business and be around if there is an issue.
  • Peace of Mind: Part of the reassurance of hiring established home service companies that will be around for a long time is that they have insurance, licensing, and warranties backing up their work, all of which the repair costs include. If you aren’t satisfied with your repair, Patrick Riley has an entire Quality Assurance department to ensure your experience is a positive one, instead of just sending one technician or plumber out repeatedly, which is rare for the industry.
  • System’s Refrigerant Type: HVAC systems that use an obsolete type of refrigerant, a chemical agent that absorbs heat, will need total replacement or a retrofit. For example, systems that use R-22 refrigerant are no longer manufactured, so they are more expensive to repair.


Learn More About HVAC Repairs:


Learn More About Plumbing Repairs:


Why Do HVAC and Plumbing Installation and Replacement Costs Range So Much?

  • Expertise and Convenience: Home service companies need the resources to retain top-performing technicians and plumbers to perform installations efficiently in varying weather conditions and must have enough team members on hand for extended service hours and to satisfy customer needs.
  • A Reliable System Install the Right Way the First Time and Great Customer Experience: 5-star companies that invest in upfront and ongoing training in all brands and models for their technicians and plumbers are more likely to install systems for customers right the first time around. Patrick Riley has one of the state’s most extensive HVAC and plumbing training programs. In our training facility that mimics real life, both our installers and trusted advisors learn about the “Patrick Riley Experience” to give customers an impressive experience from the start.
  • Reassurance That the Company Will Be There For Years: Established companies must factor in more overhead costs (such as building maintenance, inventory and tools, service vehicles, fuel and driving, warehouse and parts sourcing time, taxes, and administrative paperwork) than smaller contractors operating solely out of a truck. However, you can trust these companies to stay in business and be around if there is an issue.
  • Work is Backed Up: Part of the reassurance of hiring established home service companies that will be around for a long time is that they bundle insurance, licensing, and warranties backing up their work into their installation costs. For example, Patrick Riley doesn’t sell furnaces alone—they always come with warranties. We also have an entire Quality Assurance department, which is rare for the industry, to ensure top-quality service, rather than just sending one technician or plumber out repeatedly.


Learn More About HVAC Installations:


Learn More About Plumbing Installations:

Ready for service?

24/7 emergency service available