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How to Avoid HVAC Scams

Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your appliances running smoothly, improves indoor air quality, and boosts system efficiency. However, scam artists are always willing to make a quick buck without providing any real value. Avoid these HVAC maintenance scams to protect your Benton, Louisiana, home.

Door-to-Door Sales

Professionals with industry-standard credentials typically don’t walk door-to-door in local neighborhoods, asking to examine HVAC systems. If someone drops by your home unannounced, don’t invite him or her inside to inspect your appliances or make recommendations.

Look for red flags, such as high-pressure sales tactics and claims that the individual has worked for your neighbors. In some HVAC maintenance scams, the perpetrator will say that an epidemic of some threat has endangered the entire community.

If a door-to-door salesperson rings your doorbell, ask for literature that you can review. After that person leaves, research the company name online. You might find that other consumers have complained about a scam.

Telemarketing Sales

Other HVAC maintenance scams involve telephone calls that use claims of bargain-basement prices or free labor for installations to solicit business. Telemarketers might claim that a company is running a special for just the next few days, so you need to act now if you want to take advantage of it.

Legitimate businesses charge industry-standard prices to remain competitive. They don’t call you out of the blue and offer replacement appliances when you might not need them.

Protecting Yourself

Regular HVAC maintenance is essential for extending your appliances’ lifespan and increasing HVAC efficiency. Our technicians don’t perform unnecessary maintenance, however, or recommend products you don’t need. We’ll explain your options given our findings during an inspection or maintenance visit so you can make an informed choice. Gimmicks and high-pressure sales tactics have no place with a legitimate HVAC provider.

To schedule HVAC maintenance with a trusted, experienced company, call Pioneer Comfort Systems at 318-795-8000. Our energy control agreement offers the best value in the industry and will protect your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, and other HVAC components.

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