I would like to ask your opinion on this matter, as you all know a lot
more about this stuff than I do. I've got a 15yr old Lennox furnace
that works well, but needs the blower/fan unit replaced. I was quoted
a price of $975 for this, labor and tax included. The furnace, I
thought, was 80% efficiency, but the estimator guy told me it's
actually 60%. Other than the fact that it's noisy right now (hence the
need for the repair), it has been working well.
The guy suggested I think about replacing it due to its age. He gave
me a price on the top of the line Lennox (G61V) for $5688. My house
is around 3200 square feet and I live in Pennsylvania.
What do you folks think of this? Seems expensive to me, but I guess
over some period of time I'll save money due to the increased
efficiency. On the other hand, the old furnace has worked well up to
now. I believe the company to be reputable.
I am anxious to hear your opinions. Thank you for educating me.
Wow, thousand bucks for a blower motor? I've definitely got to raise
How about make a couple more calls, and see what other prices you get?
A grand for a blower motor sounds a bit high to me. Five grand for a
heat only furnace also sounds high.
Two hundred bucks sounds like a lot of money for a motor. But, that
makes for about $800 markup and labor on the job. Wish I could get
that kind of price. I'd make a couple more phone calls.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
On 18 Aug 2006 14:24:25 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Why not try the obvious?
Look for 2 more estimates/opinions from companies that you would
consider having replace/repair your system and then decide for
I mean, c'mon. What'd, you think we own a crystal ball or something?
Jesus H Christ! How fuckin stupid are you? You cant even comprehend
when you get a reasonable answer. GET A COUPLE OTHER ESTIMATES! That
is the ONLY way you will even begin to know if you are getting a
"deal" or getting fucked. Do you understand that when you post a
question in here you are asking people about a price from one end of
the globe to the other. Pricing means NOTHING in here. Get a couple
esimates and watch the wide difference in pricing you get in just your
little small corner of the city. Now, come in here and start asking
guys from all over the globe about pricing and see the huge
differences you get.
Are you starting to catch on? Now take your pissy attitude and stick
it up your ass.
Never ever try and get a deal. Always look for the most competent company
to install your equipment. 5600 is a little high. Do you have AC also?
15 years and a large repair would indicate to me that a new furnace is in
What part of PA
They're always hostile to homeowners asking questions but they have a point
that it would be hard to say what would be a fair price in your area. Get
a couple more estimates and post what you found out. Since it seems likely
they'll be less the next person reading will have an "ah ha" moment and go
get several estimates before even asking the question.
Before anyone else has to say it I will point out that the lowest price
even on the same item is not always the best value since there may be
substantial differences in expertise, installation workmanship, parts
inventory and willingness to stand behind the product not to mention coming
to the rescue if something craps out when it's a holiday weekend and below
What corners is he cutting to offer it to you at such a low price?
If this is for real, you better jump on this opportunity. These are good
furnaces, and the price he quoted is about 2/3 or what they go for around
so who responded to your call for service, an estimator or a service
tech? sounds to me like you got a salesman.
Salesman/estimator determines blower motor is bad, needs replacement,
quotes $975 for a $500 job.
Then states that a 15 yr old 80% furnace is actually at 60% (utter
horseshit), and quotes a $5688 replacement.
Fact: your furnace has a manufacturers label on it, listing model
number, btu input, bonnet capacity or btu output, and other important
data. From that label any moron capable of simple math can determine
the efficiency of that furnace.
A company can be extremely reputable, and still employ disreputable
employees. Suggest you get 2-3 other opinions from local heating & ac
You are nuts! A good 90% furnace installed will be at least 3K probably
more, unless your some shmuck that doesn't plan on having a business
verylong, or are using your bosses trucks and material, or really shitty
equipment with a really shitty install.
Hey you stupid tin basher.......I just love the way you guys try to justify your
90 percent mark up by claiming a better install than the the honest guy down the
Here where I live furnace installers belong to the tin bashers union......what
does that tell ya? Ya I suppose a guy/kid could do a bad job but it wouldnt' be
such a big deal if we were not pay rip off prices for an install of a piece of
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN THE HISTORY OF MAN WAS LETTING YOU GUY"S GO TO SCHOOL AND
CALLING YOU TECHS!
Oh and ps. Did you guys know you are the 2nd most hated on new build next to
framers for shit work and damage caused during an install. No of course you
didn't because you all are sitting here on usenet with your heads up your ass.
Bob Pietrangelo wrote:
On Mon, 21 Aug 2006 02:05:02 GMT, no one that you know
Wow! This is definitely one of those idiots dumber than the slime
under a rock. Obviously pissed because he was WAY TOO STUPID to figure
out how to change his dirty filter so he had a tech come out and do it
for $100. Man O Man. Must suck to be you.
Instead of him just shooting off his mouth, I will extend the same offer I
gave to Paul.... come on down here and work with me for a couple of days.
Learn *WHY* I charge what I do.
Time to put up or shut up.
Why 3k, the furnace costs about $1000, materials maybe $200 so you make
$1300 for less than a days work. I just had one done for approx $2400 (not
Goodman) including a 10 year warranty. Easy access (bsmt) and 2 x 20' 2"
PVC. He said he normally charges $2900 but business was slow in the summer.
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