Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
Lynn Gold
figmo

  • Mood:

Heater down and out

When PG&E screwed with my power they toasted my TiVo unit and the fan to my heater. Today I am getting it fixed -- I hope.

Yesterday I called a service in, but they kept shuffling their prices. First they wanted to charge close to $500 or $600 to fix a burnt-out fan, "or it's not much more to replace the whole heater." Their idea of "not much more" was around $1400; not my idea of "not much more."

I balked at their prices and had them down to $300 when Warren talked me into having them leave a written estimate and leaving. Warren had decided these people were losers and had me more or less kick them out because his father's heater had cost around $500.

Later his father said the heater had cost $4500 when combined with an air conditioning unit. AIEEE. The neighbor across the street said these guys had been talked down to a reasonable price.

Meanwhile, I'd already called the folks Warren's father had recommended. No matter what happens I'm now out another $95 minimum. Grrr....
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments