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    How much do you charge for a service call

    Okay for the guys who charge a service charge to come out? How much do you charge. I'll start. I'm $65.00

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    $75.......
    Near Baltimore, MD

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    $150 1st hour, $100 each additional.

    Even with $65-75 rates, the first hour should incur an additional charge.

    Kinda like with retro-fitting recessed lights: the first one is the expensive one.
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    Larry B. Fine
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    Now if there was lets say 20 EC's in your area how many out of those do you think charge as well?

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    maybe 3.......
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    Seven mile radius first 1/2 hr $119.00 ($22.00 each 15 min thereafter) Out of area rates $145.00 first 1/2 hr ($22.00 each 15 min thereafter.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmsbrush View Post
    Now if there was lets say 20 EC's in your area how many out of those do you think charge as well?
    Charge as well, or charge as much? Hopefully, they all charge something.

    I'd rather do 2 service calls for $150 each than four for $75 each.
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    Just my area alone it is $150 plus or minus a few dollars just to get to the house, then the give a flate rate to do the work, there are not too many electricians working for wages left, most everyone uses the flat rate guys, they have clean lettered vans, dresses in nice uniforms, and usually present a professional appearance.

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    While I do not do residential, I did have an HVAC tech here yesterday.


    He was here less than an hour $180.00 plus $40.00 trip charge, no material total $220.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian john View Post
    While I do not do residential, I did have an HVAC tech here yesterday.

    He was here less than an hour $180.00 plus $40.00 trip charge, no material total $220.00
    Was it an insect or a rodent that shorted the relay?
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