For some time now, we here at Custom Comfort Climatecare have been shedding light on a serious topic. One of which we have received many calls about over the past few years. Door to door furnace, air conditioner and hot water tank sales have been an on-going issue. At times the companies carrying out these types of sales use unconventional methods to get people to sign up for their equipment including; bullying/scare tactics, misrepresentation and false claims that homeowners current equipment is not to code, is improperly installed or malfunctioned and needing replacement. The fine print are usually words and terminology that could be taken in more than one way misleading the person who decides to give in and sign up.
Proposed Ontario Bill to Prevent Future Door to Door Furnace, Air Conditioner & Hot Water Tank Scammers
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
While some door-to-door sales are legitimate, it is becoming an increasingly popular practice used to cheat unsuspecting people into getting caught up in expensive long-term contracts. A CBC poll from 2013 found that over 66% of Canadians found door-to-door salespeople overly aggressive even when homeowners clearly stated they were not interested in what was being sold. There are many door-to-door sales agents promising great savings on furnaces. These savings may seem too good to be true – and they are. Don’t be fooled. Just this month, a single mother in Saskatoon was coerced into signing a furnace contract that would have had her spending over $10,000 over the course of 10 years, a number much higher than she was initially told.