After Inspection Questionable Repair Suggestions


Old 02-15-21, 09:33 AM
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After Inspection Questionable Repair Suggestions

I had my Lennox high efficiency furnace checked out, and they found three problems:

Cleaning of burner assembly, dismantle, and reconstruct: $165.
Dismantle of current condensate setup,install condensate neutralizer, etc.: $330.
Blower Wheel Cleaning: $330.

Does this sound legit?

Old 02-15-21, 02:24 PM
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I get the second and third services done twice a year under a service plan for about $200 a year.
Old 02-17-21, 12:30 AM
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Prices are too subjective and different in every area.
How old is this furnace ?

I can see $500 - $600 max (and the $600 would be pushing the limit)
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What you call problems are results of operation. When the results of operation accumulate to the point where the system doesn't operate or doesn't operate efficiently, you have a problem. Hopefully you have a furnace manual that lists periodic maintenance intervals. Experience, common sense, cost to benefit, etc., come into play to determine the degree to follow the published maintenance intervals.
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Old 02-22-21, 09:13 AM
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Dismantle and clean condensate, clean blower wheel. Check pressures, check starting capacitor.
That takes my hvac guy less than an hour; add a few bucks for the cleaning/deodorizing spray.

So if $600 bucks an hour is the going rate in your location, I guess it's fair. Otherwise, use your own judgement.

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