Gas Furnace [New Install]

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Old 02-12-04, 01:36 PM
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I recently check with three independent contractors for new Gas Furnace (Forced hot air) install:

Cost including labor quoted for G32 Lennox (2-stage) model are:
Location: Ayer, MA.
$4100
$3935

Are these correct prices? Can I reduce any further.

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Old 02-13-04, 07:10 AM
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Hello: sn008

A brand new installation or replacement unit installation? New installation meaning new replacement for an existing older unit? Or new installation meaning in a new home?

Location of the unit, any existing ducting, venting, etc. that will be installed or replaced? More detailed info would be helpful.

Prices vary but not by much. Labor costs can be based upon the difficulty to install the unit and replace the existing ducting, etc. The prices you posted are very close to each other. Reflective of competitive bidders and doing business in your area.

I moved your question into this forum. The professionals in this topic may offer you some additional help and advice.
 
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Old 02-13-04, 10:21 AM
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like Sharp said, It very hard to say a price when your not there or see the job. Also costs are different all over the country.

You said 3 bids I only see 2?????

Did they run a heat loss on the home. Put down on paper just what they where going to do to install it. Lots of times its best to go with the bidder that has been there the longest ED
 
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Old 02-13-04, 01:24 PM
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Thanks. w/Additional Info.

Hi All,
Thanks for the reply. Only 2 out 3 contractors responded back to me with a price.
There already a 30year old Byrant Furnace with 60% efficiency and all ducts are layed out. Only thing has to be done is to clean the ducts.

How much does the
furnace: G32 Lennox forced hot air 80,000-120,000 btu.
Install + removal labor:
--- be priced optimally.

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Old 02-13-04, 02:40 PM
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Hi; sn008

Not as easy as that. All that old ducting, vent and flue piping and the existing registers are all often replaced with a new furnace installation to replace an existing unit.

All the new energy efficient furnaces need the entire system replaced to work together properly and efficiently. There is more required to obtain the energy efficiency of the unit than just the heater.

If the current bids include a total replacement of the entire heating system, (80,000-120,000 btu) labor included, costs amortized over the life expectancy of the heating unit, the bid seems reasonable based on the info provided.

Part of the costs may be the removal of any asbestos found in the ducting or venting systems. These costs and the removal services are often jobbed out and the costs run high for such services. Check your bids for such. Most likely part of the costs.
 
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Old 02-17-04, 02:38 PM
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prices are different all over, but for 4 G's, i will have a crew there in the morning!!! i get @ 1500 for that depending on difficulty. but that is here, and i am the most reasonable guy in town.
 
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I recently had a heater installed. It was about 105,000 BTU's. I purchased it at home depot for less than $900.00 and had it installed for $450.00. It took only a few hours to install.
 
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Old 02-19-04, 12:05 PM
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HD will just sell a furnace out the door? Is that right Jay?
 
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Old 02-19-04, 01:37 PM
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Matt,

Yes, a customer used to be able to buy a York made Hamlton Home furnace at Home Depot.

We no longer have them now since we have the Trane line though our At-Home Services.

Of the 2 1/2 years I've been there, we only sold one. With the At-Home Services Trane line since last winter, we sold avg 2 install sales a month at our store I am at.
 
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Old 02-20-04, 12:33 PM
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HD furnace sale [unbelievable]

Hi Everybody,
I'm surprised to see that you guys have bought it for $900 bucks for HD and installed labor for $450. Not a bad deal, Instead me having to spend $4200 for the installation.

I'm interested in Lennox G32 (2stage) forced hot air installed. How much do you think would that price out in MA ?

Thanks to all for contributing.
 
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Call a plumbing/heating supply house and ask for prices of different units. Find a qualified installer (on the side) and see if they will install for $50-$100/ hour. Ask a few people how long an installation will take and see what kind of a deal you come up with.
I have a feeling that the prices you get start out with a 100% markup on the unit and then about $200/hr labor.
 
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