Long story, short. Heat wave coming, last night turned on A/C to prepare, worked good putting out cold air, couple hours later the inside fan/blower quit working. Outside unit freezing up and left off all night. This morning called for service.
It is a Trane XV 80 Furnace with XL15i HP. 5years old in August.
Parts still in warranty.
Serviceman tells me that the blower motor, circuit board, module, and I think something else. He tells me that in this case, because still under warranty, rather than fix the one part that has broke down, it is recommended to replace all. Makes sense to me.
Now, the part I don't understand. The bill is for $601.00. $89.00 for the service call, the rest for the warranty work replacing the parts still under warranty. When questioned, was told that he was getting his numbers out of his company rate charges. I asked for a breakdown and was told that I had to call the office but it generally included the paperwork involved with warranty work and other administrative costs along with the labor. Their per hour rate is $89.00.
Now mind you, I'm not against paying for work that is needed, but I don't understand how parts still under warranty can be so costly, especially when what is needed to be replaced can be uninstalled and reinstalled in less than an hour.
I'll admit that I'm old and may still be living in the past and out of touch with today's repair costs, just want to know if this all sounds like it's in the ballpark with what you guys charge.