You wanna bet! I pull in your driveway with a truck that cost me over $50,000 to put on the road with parts, tools, the truck, signs etc, it gets 9 miles a gallon, I have thousands of dollars worth of parts in stock for all types of repairs, you can bet your bottom dollar I am gonna get top dollar to fix your furnace.
I wanna hear how loud you guys complain when we don't have parts in stock. It cost a ton of money to run a service company. We are not running charities.
A lot of customers assume that the hourly service rate is what a company makes in profit. On the other hand, a lot of people assume that a person who calls himself DrDick on a message board is a medical doctor and/or has a lot of money. I've been told by more than one doctor that they should have gone into another line of work if they wanted to make real money.
I'd like to know two things from the OP.
1) Was that a flat rate price quoted for the repair, and
2) Did they end up just replacing the board and still charge 60% of the original quote.
I have a Carrier 58UHV100-20 forced air furnace. It stopped working on Saturday (of course, a weekend). The repairman said that the blower motor was bad and it would cost $xxxx.00 (parts and labor) to fix it. I can't believe it; it will cost me another $xxx.00 to get a second opinion. What should I do?
This is the exact reason reason why I chose a good 'ole 3 speed motor for the new air handler of my Goodman heat pump. Every dime he has and will ever save in electricity with a DC ECM motor is gone to the replacement cost. I guess that these motors are still only made by GE and thus the ridiculous price.
I can see the high cost if the motor windings were made of gold, but they're not.
I dont know what happened then Its a detailed paper starting off by saying the technician has incurred many costs before he knocks on your door .I will try again later .You B.s.in me? its on my screen.