So the plumbing crew in town here quoted me $3800 to install a medium
efficiency Lennox furnace in my office. I talked to a friend of mine who is
"almost" a journeyman and he figures the furnaces costs about $2000. This
means the 'labour' is roughly $1800. He told me it takes roughly 1 hour to
1.5 hours to install the furnace and remove the old one.
Does this mean they are charging me over $1000/hour labour?
I looked all over the internet trying to find the cost of a furnace.
Everything is hush-hush. There are no prices that I can find. The estimate
is vague at best. It is not broken down into part and labour. It is just a
Does anyone have any information that could help me on this? My friend
can't order furnaces yet.
Your house, his office, residential vs commercial. fixtures for commercial
installations are usually heavy duty and cost more. I don't think lennox is
a bargain brand either. the control package can make a big price difference
too. I don't know if labor rates vary between residential and commercial.
$2,200 is about what I was quoted for a new higher efficiency forced air
heating unit (closet installation) incl labor and new plenum sheet metal
etc. plus almost that much more for central air added at the same time.
If you think its too high, get more quotes. You may pay for the quote but
you also may save much more.
2 guys 8 hours @ 75/hr 1,200$
cost of furnace $2000
100$ for misc parts/fittings.
is it a single zone?
new oil line and conduit 1hr? + parts 100$ (required on 90% of my installs)
this does not even begin to adress the chimney$$$. ( I usually replace)
ask him for a breakdown of the estimate
i figure a day, he did not mention chimney. you cant figure 3 hours for a
furnace install thats stupid. that is the typical statement made by some
idiot who does not know jack shit about the biz. i guess you must live in a
trailer if your furnace install took total of 3 hours.
I ain't gonna' get in a pissin' match about how much time it takes to do a
job I've never laid eyes on. But I can GUARANTEE you that for the last 30
years I've been plumbing, you WILL pay my ridin' time. Period.
Well my friend finally got a quote from his company. I was quoted roughly
double what my friend's company would quote. Now to bring in a contractor
from out of town... sigh. Small town politics are the suck.
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