Skip to comments.Compressor Heat Pump lobor cost?
Posted on 06/28/2010 3:48:02 PM PDT by navysealdad
I had a Carrier heat pump compressor replaced, it was was under warranty. The cost of the refrigerant replacement, vacuum system, ect and labor was $522, is that a reasonable price?
Yeah, reminded me of that old story Paul Harvey told every now and then.
Young couple complained that they were so poor, they couldn’t afford a crib for their baby girl.
She had to sleep in the box the VCR came in...
Did the warranty only cover parts? How many hours was the labor for and what did they charge in materials....afraid to say so, but in this weather, you probably got off light.
Only covered compressor.
The refrigerant is very expensive. I’d say you got a fair price.
Yes, that’s a very good price from my experience.
these HVAC warranties are more feel-good than real
I had a furnace heat exchanger with a 10 yr warranty crack after 7 years.
Basically they charge just about in labor on a warranty job what they would charge for parts + labor on a non warranty.
In my case I told them to stuff it and put in a new furnace of a different brand
Seems a bit high. The problem is the heat around most of the US is so high that they can charge more.
Heck, as long as you’re posting a vanity about this I’m going to piggyback on your thread. And no, I have no idea if that was a fair cost or not. It seems the labor is a biggie. That’s what I’m dreading tomorrow.
My side by side Whirlpool refrigerator died yesterday. Dang thing is only 6 years old. When I spoke with the repair guy today, he said, “It doesn’t sound good.”
Sorry to piggyback, I feel your pain as xClintoon would say. Just thought your thread would draw some tech folks. Thanks navysealdad!
I feel your pain...
I just replaced the fan motor in my air conditioner unit for $425 on Friday. I’m just glad it wasn’t my heat pump...
Doncha hate your fingers sometimes?
Are you cool now and is the wife happy?
If so I’d say it’s reasonable.
Well, f22 is 5.50 a lb. That’s pretty cheap stuff (I assume that’s what it would use) Probably less that 5 lbs of it would do. Actually they suck the old stuff out and recycle it. The drier is probably 40 bucks...
Crazy. I replaced the fan unit for my a/c last year for $80, I did all of the work.
Wife: No get someone out to fix it!
I called and Sears said they would fix it but there would be $60 service charge and a guy would be out in 4 days. We have a freezer and a small refrig so she said do it!
Sears guy arrives replaces the part, that I told my wife was the problem, and charges us $300+! He was here for about 20 min.
So we were charged for the part plus the $60 service call and about $200 labor.
See my post # 17
You might try and email the support department of the manufacturer of the heat pump and ask them what they think a warranty replacement should cost. They at least ought to be able to tell you the standard number of hours and estimated ounces/pounds of freon-whatever needed to change the compressor....it may take awhile to get back to them but I’m sure they will answer....just be persistent....best advice I can give you...
He has a carrier unit which likely uses r410a which is 7.56 per pound.
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