These days, you really have to be able to trust the companies that you allow to perform services in your home. It used to be that you could call the local HVAC company out to your home or even hire door to door solicitors to do the work without fear that they were trying to scam you. These days, unfortunately, the state of the economy has bread a new degree of scam artists, and if you aren’t on your toes, you may just let one of them into your home. They know what you are looking for and they know how to play to your needs. Furnace maintenance scams have become increasingly popular over the years and this year is defiantly no different. Four Seasons would like to urge you to use caution when choosing your HVAC contractor this fall, and even if you are thinking of using Four Seasons, we still encourage you to do your research.
High Demand= High Number of Scams
When you consider the benefits of a clean and check for your furnace, it is no wonder the service attracts so many fraudulent companies. It can increase the energy efficiency of the unit, stave off repairs, and increase the lifespan of the system when performed on a regular basis. The scam artists know this fact and they take advantage of the high demand for the service.
They do this by advertizing an attractively low price, like $20 for example. At this price, no real company could perform all that should be included in this service. Their true goal is simply to get their foot in the door. Once they take a look at the system, there will suddenly be some costly repair that needs to be performed or the system will have to be replaced. Many homeowners fall for this scam and buy the part or new system right on the spot without ever getting a second opinion. By doing so, they waste their hard earned money on a system or part that they really do not need.
Four Seasons Clean and Check
At Four Seasons, we advertize our clean and check for the price of $89.95. At this price we do a complete check and cleaning of your heating system and let you know what kind of condition the system is in. Sure, sometime we do find a system that has a bad part or has a cracked heat exchanger, but these are few and far between when you look at the vast number of calls where we simply clean the unit and leave the home. If you are ever told by any company, Four Seasons included, that you need a new system, you need to get at least one second opinion! Don’t jump the gun on an investment that will affect your home and your comfort for many years to come. Be smart when choosing your HVAC company this fall and take a look at Four Seasons. We know that you will be impressed by what you find.