Beware of HVAC Scams In Windsor
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While the Canadian government banned unsolicited door-to-door heating and cooling system sales in early 2018 due to rampant HVAC service and installation scams, unfortunately, vulnerable people are still being taken advantage of every day by these tactics. HVAC scammers rely on the elderly, those who are mentally impaired, or those who don’t know better like first-time homeowners. It’s imperative that homeowners look out for these HVAC scams for both themselves and their friends and family. Here’s what you need to know about HVAC scams in Windsor.
What Is An HVAC Scam?
For the most part, door-to-door scam sales are a thing of the past, however, there are still some lingering scammers out there all across Ontario, and there’s always a possibility that they may visit your home.
While every HVAC scam routine is a bit different, usually it consists of one or more people coming to your door unsolicited, wearing a suit or a safety vest. These people will insist on “inspecting” your furnace, and will always find something wrong with it regardless of if the system is 10 years old or was installed the day before.
Once they “diagnose” an issue, they’ll be very pushy and insist that you sign a contract or spend a certain amount of money on the spot for them to either “fix” your furnace or replace it altogether.
How Do I Tell If It’s A Scam
It’s very easy nowadays to spot HVAC scams. This is because reputable HVAC companies simply do not go door to door. Period. Reputable HVAC companies have better things to do than go to every person’s door to inspect their furnace. If any type of HVAC dealer or repair person comes to your door unsolicited, it is a scam.
If you find that one of these scammers has come to your door, do not believe anything they say, and most importantly never allow them into your home. Insist they leave immediately, then call your local police department if necessary.
What To Do If You Believe There Is Something Wrong With Your Furnace
If you are in the position that your furnace really is not working or it’s showing signs of a future breakdown, do not trust someone going door-to-door to fix it. The best thing to do when experiencing problems with your furnace is to call a reputable and established HVAC company for help. A company like Fahrhall with over 50 years of experience and community establishment is an ideal candidate to call for furnace repair.
Protect yourself from HVAC scams by only working with reputable companies and technicians,
Put your trust in Fahrhall.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions’ HVAC needs for over 50 years. Our number one priority is providing clients with reliable equipment and quality service.