In this day and age, there are many HVAC companies offering their services online. In fact, you can even gauge the skills and credibility of a contractor via reviews, comments, feedback and project galleries. However, with so many services offered within the reach of your fingertips, how can you distinguish which is a legitimate contractor from a scammer?
Here are three ways you can spot an HVAC scam.
They’re Trying to Rush You
If you notice that your HVAC contractor is demanding an immediate response right then and there, then you should be aware that this is a glaring red flag. A trustworthy HVAC company won’t force things on to you. Granted, we may give you recommendations as preventive measures or cost-friendly alternatives, but we won’t force you to install or avail of these products or services.
Using Used Parts
Much like a roofing storm chaser, HVAC scammers will try to pull a fast one on you without even solving your heating and cooling problems. It’s possible that they will install used parts assuming that you’re none the wiser. In turn, this causes your HVAC unit to have poor efficiency, overwork other parts and won’t last as long since they’re already used.
They Arrive Unexpectedly and Are Unaffiliated
There isn’t a single HVAC company that will show up on your doorstep for an unscheduled inspection or maintenance service. Be mindful that each HVAC job should be scheduled, and you should know what they’re there for and why. Also, if the contractors aren’t wearing company-branded apparel or are driving unmarked vehicles, then they’re most likely scammers.
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