Trying to buy a Carrier system
What is the deal with the HVAC business? It's replete with thieves that seemed to have a warped sense of entitlement.
So far I've talked to 3 contractors. Three prices have come in. $11,400, $12,350, and $13,000.
That being said, they're ALL out of their minds.
I'm talking about a system that should cost no more than $6500 in parts. I could be wrong, but based on the research I've done this is the number I came up with. As far as labor goes.... These guys are averaging $50k a year. This is a 2 man job. So we're looking at contractor's cost being $50 an hour.
Here are the parts...
Air Purifier: GAPABXCC2020
Unfortunately, all three of these characters neglected to list the model of the coil.
They will have to move the unit 10 feet over from where the old one was. No obstructions, and they're moving down the line of existing duct. They will have to put in some new PVC vent, add on to the gas line, and of course add 10ft to the electric.
Oh, the real giggle? All three itemized "removing the old system" as a cost. Heh....... So they want to take all that steel and copper to the scrap yard, collect a hundred or two, and charge me for the trip. Nice. No thanks, I've got my own truck.
Anyway, what would you pay for a system like this? I mean I know everyone has to eat, but these clowns seem to want Thanksgiving to come every day. My guess? All three of them added up the parts and doubled it. Enlighten me.