I have never understood why tradespeople charge extra money for emergency services, however recently, I had an Heating, Ventilation & A/C serviceman apply a $100 fee for helping me out in the middle of an emergency, which I suppose is completely absurd and unethical.
Whenever you call an Heating, Ventilation & A/C company while in the middle of the night because your oil furnace stopped laboring, that is a very serious problem, then you are definitely going to be forking over hundreds to thoUSAnds of dollars.
That seems care about a bad time for an Heating, Ventilation & A/C company to decide that they should get extra money for the inconvenience. I could understand why they might have an emergency fee for Heating, Ventilation & A/C workers. Imagine if somebody with a minor problem, care about a malfunctioning a/c, insists that they are helped at midnight. Imagine if they wanted an inspection while in a trip? In cases care about those, I could see how an emergency fee might apply. I might even understand the situation if your oil furnace broke down on Christmas, causing the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker to have to repair your oil furnace instead of spending time their family! But in cases care about those, the people I was with and I could just be fine human beings and tip the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker to make up for it! But to charge somebody extra for a oil furnace emergency because you showed up a afternoon early seems a little rude. Imagine if a dentist charged people extra money for helping them while in an emergency! I suppose Heating, Ventilation & A/C companies should rethink their prices, and I am sure that their patrons will be very thankful. It might even increase supplier to the point that they make up for the loss.