Over Priced Service?
We have our heat pump serviced twice a year by the company that had installed it in our home. Two services ago, the tech told me that the indoor fan motor bearings were wearing out and it needed replacement. I said I would check into it. I have a friend that does my electrical work. He checked out the motor bearings and they were not worn out. The last service, a different tech brought me in a starting capacitor that was a bit below specs on capacitance. He said he could put in a new one and the part would be over $100 plus labor. I said I would check. I have access to the Grainger on line parts catalogue and I can buy one there for about $8.50 and if my friend goes down to our local Grainger it will be less than $8. It this normal? I am paying for this routine checkup so I don't understand the need for such high markups.