Cost to Service a Gas furnace/fireplace

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Old 09-30-08, 09:17 AM
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Cost to Service a Gas furnace/fireplace

Hi Everybody...

Not so much a DIY question as a "what's fair" question. I'm looking to have my gas fireplace and 20+ year old furnace serviced, but I've no idea what a fair price is. So....what would you say is a fair price for that kind of work?

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Old 09-30-08, 01:27 PM
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One twenty to one seventy! but price will be different every where.
 
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One twenty to one seventy! but price will be different every where.
Yeah, this is a good estimate. I pay $129 for mine...
 
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Thanks for the reply's. We're debating servicing the old beast and trying to milk another winter out of it, or spending money we really don't have to replace it with a new furnace.

On another note....what about servicing a gas fireplace. Would any of you pay to have it done? I looked up direct energy's servicing package, here's what they do:

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When servicing your fireplace, our qualified service technicians will:

* Check fan operation
* Clean pilot and burners
* Check gas pilot safety system
* Check for proper ignition and combustion
* Visually check venting and chimney draw, where accessible
* Check for adequate combustion and ventilation air
* Paint firebox, as required
* Clean glass with recommended glass cleaner and inspect gasket
* Clean equipment exterior
* Leave completed checklist with homeowner

Fireplace Maintenance is only $129.95* plus GST.
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That doesn't sound very worth the $130 unless there's more to this than I can see. Really, it seems like a bunch of "checking" for a lot of money.

So...what'd'y'all think? Worth it?
 
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A good HVAC company would check both for about that much.
 
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