||04-20-2011 09:15 PM
Oil to Gas Conversion Estimate
Hello! I've seen this question asked a few times but I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping a plumber can help with...
I have a barely working oil furnace that isn't producing enough heat/hot water and I need to either service or replace. It's not worth putting another penny into this thing so I'm considering a gas conversion. I called National Grid who put me in touch with a contractor. This contractor knew that my furnace was dead and that I'm not getting any hot water when he made the estimate. His estimate was $6000 for a one bathroom condo. I know that this is high....especially because my upstairs neighbor replaced hers for $4000. My question is would this contractor have upped the price because it was an emergency/urgent replacement? If so, is this a normal practice or is it even legal?