Posted on: August 3, 2015
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing
Many HVAC contractors hear terrible stories about their fellow service companies that are trying to swindle homeowners – especially this time of year. Some scams start with telemarketing solicitations claiming to offer free inspections because “we are in your neighborhood,” then they claim some component is bad, or a relatively new HVAC system needs replacing, or you have toxic mold. Then the price tag for that “free inspection” just keeps rising. But there are many others.
Homeowners should look for these signs that ANY contractor isn’t reputable:
How to Find the Good Guys
There are a lot of very good reasons the government regulates HVAC and plumbing contractors. HVAC systems that aren’t installed or repaired properly are a safety hazard. Shoddy electrical work is a fire hazard. Improperly repaired furnace can leak carbon monoxide fumes. If the work isn’t done correctly the first time, your family could pay a big price. If you hire a fly-by-night contractor, they probably won’t be around to fix anything repaired or installed improperly. You’ll end up dishing out more cash to have a reputable, experienced, licensed HVAC contractor to fix it.
Homeowners should screen potential contractors by:
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