So as I disclosed in another post, our Vaillant boiler died a couple weeks ago. It's 13 years old, and the inducer blower motor is fried, and there are no replacement parts. Wonderful. The company that came out and diagnosed the problem quoted me $8000 to provide and install a Buderus boiler of equivalent size. While going online to check specs on the unit, an ad popped up from e-comfort.com and they'll sell the bare bones unit, delivered, for $2500.00. I'm thinking "OK, the heating contractor has overhead, profit, etc. But how long can it take to pull one unit and connect the other one? There's two water connections, one gas connection, one power connection and some control wires. And a few more parts and pieces, possibly a new circulating pump, safety overload devices, and whatnot. Even two guys for a full day, what's that worth?
Am I off my rocker to think that replacing a boiler with a new unit should be somewhere around $1500-$2000 for labor?