Because price of job completed is not based on labor rate and part cost but is based on cost of doing buisness....to explain futher...you have to factor in all costs of operating a servicve enterprise...and then find the margin of profit you can live with...and be confident you will be in buisness 3,4,5...20 years from now
I know this isn't much of an answer...how about this...most owners I have worked for want to get 10% on every job....but even after the most well laid plans wind up getting 2%
As to your personal situation going with a gas furn...I would'nt settle for any estimate that didn't include a 90% efficient or better furnace
Ask if they will put in 90% for the quote of the 80%...
then laugh all the way to the bank
any quality hvac equipment is only available to authorized dealers and not the general public. you are not only not going to be able to price it but also unable to buy it yourself unless you are a contractor, unlike auto parts. There are gov. regulations pertaining to handling refrigerants and also safety concerns for the homeowner so you really need to contact a qualified contractor. If an average of all prices are fairly close for comparable equipment then you can be sure that it is an average price for your area. And yes Trane is exellent equipment.
Well Thanks for replys, I didnt understand how the whole HVAC price thing. I will get 2 more estimates. It is hard to have estimates done in this area people dont like to return phone calls. Is it best to get a 90% over the 80%? I thought it would be myself. Also anyone know of a HVAC contactor in the salem ma. area?
Originally posted by easternman
1. It is hard to have estimates done in this area people don't like to return phone calls.
2. Is it best to get a 90% over the 80%? I thought it would be myself.
3. Also anyone know of a HVAC contactor in the salem ma. area? Thanks Tom
1. Call at least 10 companies at least 5 times each.
2. Yes for MA.
a Total Temperature Control Inc (781) 224-2400
39 W Water St Wakefield, MA 01880
b Tech Air Systems Inc (978) 468-1687
PO Box 296 Beverly, MA 01915
c Dry Air Systems (978) 462-3800
18 Graf Rd #10 Newburyport, MA 01960
d Morris Heating and Air Conditioning (978) 356-9900
245 Western Ave, Suite 1 Essex, MA 01938
e Royal Air Systems Inc (978) 664-5023
210 Main North Reading, MA 01864
f G and G Mechanical 781) 397-1004
221 Sylvan Malden, MA 02148
g Alliance Energy Corp (617) 889-7200
11 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150
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Of course I know that I have been running a business for 20 years. I know OVERHEAD! Thats why we have a hourly rate and parts list price. I Dont tell people Well Health insurance, retirement Plan, Dental plan ...........
I just give a price for parts and labor, why is that so hard to understand..Thats how HVAC sould be, am i wrong. Why do they figure on all the other stuff. Semms Wrong.