Urgent - Please, Is this est. reasonable? Blower and....


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Old 08-20-07, 12:30 PM
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Exclamation Urgent - Please, Is this est. reasonable? Blower and....

Hello.
I need a new blower motor and capacitor. The estimate is about $395 for parts and 6-8 hours of labor. Can this be correct? I live in the DC metro area so I know parts (and labor per. hour) is high but the parts and time to install sound like they are in the correct ballpark? I was not under the impression that this type of job installation was this intensive. Please advise.

Thank You for your information and assistance.
BrendaAS

PS. Thank You so very much to 'DaddyJohn' for your instructions. I was fully prepared to be able to give it go - and believed I could accomplish the project, tho, taking much more time then the pro.'s for sure. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a supply company that would sell to a 'regular person'. I was prepared to pay more then a contractor or professional and I did not expect a warranty on the new parts, no one would sell. I DO understand why, but sad I couldn't give it a go.
Sir, I am so grateful for your reply and the way you spoke to me. Thank You.
Brenda
 
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Old 08-20-07, 12:39 PM
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$395 includes the labor ? Not a bad price at all.

6-8 hours labor ? Where is this thing located ? Unless they are doing a full maintenance it should only take a couple hours.
 
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Old 08-20-07, 12:50 PM
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Im with Matt. Cost of motors are high . There ars so many different kind.
BUT 6-8 hr for the change out of a blower motor ,that is not right. If he took that long he sure wouldn't work for me
 
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Exclamation reply - no! $395 for parts only!

he said $395 for parts ONLY - PLUS his hourly fee X hours needed - he says 6-8 hours. No other work done. furnace is in 'furnace room', next to laundry room. on first floor of the house. not in a basement and not in crawlspace or any diffucult situation. Again, nothing else being done.
Oh, I do live in the DC metro area, so I know parts and labor are likely to cost more then other places but that shouldn't make it take longer.
Guy gave est. then went to lunch. Is going to call soon for my answer. Very grateful for your quick response!
Thanks!
Brenda

(and yeah, I was concerned and now really really concerned I am getting the short end of the stick. (I really hate yellow page guessing game.)
 
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i had the blower out of my old unit in less than an hour and thats the first time i ever took a blower out.
 
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6-8 hrs? Wow. I had my complete HVAC system removed and replaced in 4 hrs, but that was with 6 people on the job.
 
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Originally Posted by danny7481
i had the blower out of my old unit in less than an hour and thats the first time i ever took a blower out.
And I'll second that.

And I have gotten 3-speed blower motors with capacitor for less than $150.
 
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Originally Posted by BrendaAS
Hello.
I need a new blower motor and capacitor. The estimate is about $395 for parts and 6-8 hours of labor. Can this be correct? I live in the DC metro area so I know parts (and labor per. hour) is high but the parts and time to install sound like they are in the correct ballpark? I was not under the impression that this type of job installation was this intensive. Please advise.

Thank You for your information and assistance.
BrendaAS

PS. Thank You so very much to 'DaddyJohn' for your instructions. I was fully prepared to be able to give it go - and believed I could accomplish the project, tho, taking much more time then the pro.'s for sure. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a supply company that would sell to a 'regular person'. I was prepared to pay more then a contractor or professional and I did not expect a warranty on the new parts, no one would sell. I DO understand why, but sad I couldn't give it a go.
Sir, I am so grateful for your reply and the way you spoke to me. Thank You.
Brenda

you're welcome sorry that qoute is too high
Homepwners can buy motors online all day long. I sent u a pm
 
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$395 is a good price for your repair by a LICENSED Contractor, Sure you can buy a motor cheap you can also KILL yourself being stupid too with electricity!

If you believe the price is high then Call ANOTHER Company! I am just taking a guess there is probably 100+ LICENSED A/C contractors in the DC area. Use the phone and call another company. Yes it is really that easy.
 
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Old 08-20-07, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ClassicDave
$395 is a good price for your repair by a LICENSED Contractor, Sure you can buy a motor cheap you can also KILL yourself being stupid too with electricity!

If you believe the price is high then Call ANOTHER Company! I am just taking a guess there is probably 100+ LICENSED A/C contractors in the DC area. Use the phone and call another company. Yes it is really that easy.
CD she was quoted $395 for parts only plus 6 to 8 hours labor.
 
 

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