I've gotten 2 quotes so far and was astounded at the cost. The equipment itself isn't the problem -- but in both cases the installation costs were over $3000, in one case closer to $4000. This for what one contractor told me was a 1-day job (for a crew of course). This seems awfully rich, because the entire job (furnace, water heater, elec air cleaner) is coming in between $7,000 to $8,000. I am told they will run gas pipe to the equipment from the meter, install everything, connect the furnace to the existing ductwork (with whatever needs to be adapted for that), run exhaust either thru the wall or up the chimney with a liner, and remove the old equipment. The house is a mid-50s bungalow with an 8-foot basement where the equipment lives. The furnaces are both 75,000 BTU hi-efficiency gas units (higher-priced was a Lennox, the other a Tempstar).
Is this a reasonable cost or am I missing something here?