Your HVAC system is one of the biggest and most important investments you can make for your home. Unfortunately, there are HVAC companies that practice dirty tactics to take advantage and make money off of your investment. With extra time and research, however, you’ll be able to identify HVAC scammers before they can enter your home.
Doing your due diligence in order to protect your investment will eventually pay off. Here All Seasons Inc., one of the pioneer HVAC and electric panel companies in the region, shares three common tactics some contractors use to try to scam unsuspecting homeowners.
- Using unofficial vehicles – Have you ever received a call from a professional HVAC company offering a free inspection? If the technician arrives in an unmarked truck or van, consider this a red flag and cancel the appointment. Almost all legitimate and reputable contractors use official vehicles – never personal vehicles.
- Diagnosing invisible issues – Be alert if a contractor starts pointing out “bad parts”, yet you don’t seem to be experiencing any issues with your HVAC system. It may be tricky to tell whether he’s trying to scam you, but it wouldn’t hurt to do a little online research or get a second opinion from other trusted heating and air conditioning companies before having the work done.
- Offering overpriced parts and labor – HVAC components aren’t something you shop for frequently, if at all, so it can be difficult to tell if something is overpriced. Always make it a point to do your own research and get quotes from multiple contractors before signing a contract.
All Seasons Inc. is among the most trusted HVAC and furnace companies in the region. We’ve served thousands of customers since 1993, providing only top-of-the-line HVAC products that are installed by our NATE-certified technicians. With us, you can rest assured your HVAC upgrades are in good hands.
If you want to learn more about us and the services we offer, give us a call at (218) 417-4246 or complete our contact form. We serve homeowners in Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding communities.