Yes, it is the season of giving and holiday cheer, but that doesn’t mean everyone out there has a heart of gold! There are plenty of scammers out there looking to make a cheap buck and disappear before complaints can be filed. To help keep your holiday merry, we are going to outline a few ways to avoid the common tricksters.
Holiday HVAC Scam Prevention
If It Doesn’t Say Four Seasons, It’s Not Four Seasons
As the largest HVAC contractor in the Midwest, we operate with a target on our back. It is not uncommon for shady competitors to try and use our name recognition and trusted reputation to their advantage.
Four Seasons never hires subcontractors for HVAC work, and a Four Seasons technician always wears a labeled uniform and always arrives in a marked Four Seasons truck. If the technician arriving at your house is not an obvious Four Seasons employee, we encourage you to call our offices and confirm his identity before letting him into your home.
Check with the Better Business Bureau!
The best resource in the area to confirm the reputation and ethical standards of a company is hands down the Better Business Bureau. Make sure any company you hire is accredited by and scores well with the BBB.
Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing is accredited, A+ rated, and the only HVAC and plumbing company to ever win the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the Chicago and Northern IL area.
Use Google Earth!
Fly-by-night companies are notorious for opening shop out of a garage, running a few scams, and closing up before the angry customers and negative reviews catch up with them only to reopen their doors from another garage under a new name.
Use Google Earth to verify the establishment. Found their address online? Do a little spying! See where they operate! If their “office and warehouse” turns out to be more like a townhouse, this is a cause for concern.
Work with the Name You Already Trust!
The best way to avoid a holiday HVAC scam is to choose Four Seasons! For over forty years, we have been upholding a higher standard of honesty, integrity, and excellence. We offer FREE estimate on all new equipment inquiries, so discuss your heating options this winter with proven professionals.
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