I was told by a heatiing & gas service that came in for yearly cleaning and inspection. Befor anything because of age was over 20 years. I needed to replace the entire furnace because of age now problems will start happening, and I am just letting you know and at this time you should at least spend at least at this time I should spend at least $1,00.00 to prevent possible breakdowns which for the age the age I should just spend $5000.00 and get new now. I am not having any issues or have had issues prior to this visit .
Is this accurate information?
Also then he insisted thermocouple had to be replaced and charged $190.45 is this reasonable?
Also marked on bill I needed a reset switch what does this do and how much ? He never said. Help???please advise thank you.
P.s. Are these prices accurate?
The price for service should have been disclosed prior to commencing work. The price of part should have been disclosed prior to installing it. As far as "need" to replace it, no unless the heat exchanger is compromised then there is no "need" generally speaking. The reset switch? Unless it's electric or a heat pump I can only surmise that it a electrical on/off switch that every furnace is required by code to have installed and installed in a location not requiring to pass the furnace to access the switch. The $190 bill does this include the service call and diagnostic to determine that it was the thermocouple that was the issue or is it $190 for a thermocouple? With the call and part it's not unreasonable,$190 for just the part on the other hand is astronomical. Back to the start again there is no need but that being said it would not be in your best interest to invest further in this aged unit and I'd recommend being very diligent in having it serviced/maintenenced by a professional as well as ensuring you have functioning co detectors.
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