Opting for a cheaper, faster alternative to a home furnace repair or air conditioner replacement is very appealing when you’re feeling inconvenienced and just want to get things done. However, you could also invite possible rip-offs and scams if you’re not careful. Avoid getting caught up in a swindle by familiarizing yourself with these common signs of an HVAC scam.
They try to sell you the most expensive products. When it comes to a new furnace or air conditioner, the appropriate size and model will depend on your home and how many family members live there. If you suspect that they’re trying to push the biggest and priciest products on you, be sure to ask them why they’re recommending them in the first place. They need to complete an assessment of your home as well as perform certain calculations in order to properly determine what’s best for your comfort at home.
They try to rush you. If your technician is demanding an immediate decision, particularly one that costs quite a lot of money, be extra vigilant. A reliable, trustworthy company won’t try to pressure you for an answer and will instead inform you of relevant information to help you make the right decision for your home. Also, certified technicians won’t force you to buy equipment that you don’t necessarily need, especially for a simple furnace or AC repair.
They appear to be unaffiliated. Any reputable HVAC company will set a schedule for an inspection or service before showing up on your doorstep. It’s important to be aware of the specific time when a technician is scheduled to visit your home, including the reason why, so you can prepare the unit and be ready with pertinent questions that you can ask. Another sign of a potential scam is technicians appearing on the work site without uniforms or a company vehicle.
Cooper Brothers, Inc. is a premier source of top-rated heating and air conditioning repair, replacement and installation services in and around San Jose, CA. Our trained, experienced technicians are committed to providing the safety and comfort that you deserve. Call us at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation.