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Question DetailsAsked on 10/31/2016

I was charged $700 to have a 440v dual cap and 1 Hard start kit installed. Isnt that out of line?

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Answered 4 years ago by LCD


For most brands (not all) you are talking about $50-150 materials there - wholesale or consumer retail price, so lets say around $100-300 max bill-out rate by a tech including overhead and profit. Labor on almost all compressors would be under 1 hour to install (normally closer to 1/2 hour), so lets say $75-150 labor - totalling $125-450.

I would guess (and confirmed by a bit of web browsing) that around $275-400 would be the "normal" or midrange cost for this in most normal labor cost areas - might get cheaper in cheap areas or a bit more in very high priced cities - so I would say that unless there was unusual access issues getting ot the unit or getting the covers off (which can happen on occasion when people do add-ons that infringe on the A/C unit space) or you are out in the boonies so out of his normal service area, yeah sounds out of line to me.

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